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WRITING AND RUMINATING BLOG
You simply must read this book. MUST, do you hear me?

KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
Another captivating, crowd-pleasing twist on a familiar domestic issue....a hoot and a half.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
This outing is not to be missed.

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL/A FUSE #8 PRODUCTION BLOG, REVIEW OF THE
I have seen effective bedtime tales in my day, but few are such perfect little packages as 'Little Hoot'....It is funny. It is memorable. I say we have a winner.

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
This fun reversal of traditional bedtime woes is sure to be enjoyed by many children.

SHELF AWARENESS
Little Hoot is a hero any parent could love

THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Kids who fight the seductive charms of straightforward bedtime books may find this reversal of the usually persuasions too funny-and convincing-to resist.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Amy Krouse Rosenthal neatly appeal[s] to the sensibilities both of bedtime rebels and of their law-giving parents.

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of Little Pea, Cookies, and The OK Book.

Jen Corace graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. A New Jersey native, she now lives in Seattle.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (December 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081186023X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811860239
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
If a children's book author were to sit down one day and think, "I'm going to write a bedtime story," there's a possibility that they find themselves in a bit of a muddle. Bedtime stories, like ABC tales, sound relatively simple until you actually sit down and try to write one. Then you begin to think it through. Will this be a story that is actually about going to bed? How do you make it interesting without being SO interesting that it keeps child readers awake rather than sleepy? What is going to make your story any different from the thousands of bedtime picture books already out there? I have seen effective bedtime tales in my day, but few are such perfect little packages as "Little Hoot". It's the newest product from the crackerjack team of Rosenthal and Corace and though it shares some similarities with its predecessor Little Pea, this is one nighttime tale that separates itself from the pack.

Here's how a normal day is for Little Hoot. Like most owls he goes to school, plays with his friends, and practices his pondering and staring. That's fine. He's fond of all of that. What he doesn't like, however, is bedtime. Every night Little Hoot wants to go to bed at a reasonable hour like his other non-owl friends, and every night it's the same story. "If you want to grow up to be a wise owl, you must stay up late." On this particular night Little Hoot begs to go to bed but his mom lets him know in no uncertain terms that he must stay up one whole hour before she'll let him sleep. Finally, after counting down the last ten minutes of play, Little Hoot is allowed to go to bed.
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I have to agree with the other reviewers (all 5 stars at this point) and say that this book is delightful. My husband and I were cackling as we read it to our 4-year-old daughter. A very clever story that is simple enough to amuse children and adults. You won't regret reading this book to your child.
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My little girl loves this book. It is very cleverly written and the characters are very sweet. It's reverses the idea of kids that want to stay up late and not go to sleep. In this case the little owl wants to go to sleep but he has to stay up late like the other owls do. I think my favorite line is when the little owl says when he grows up, he's going to let his kids go to bed as early as they want. Great bedtime story!
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The word plays are as delightful as the illustrations. How fun for children to meet a character that whines to his parents to be able to go to bed early, rather than stay up late. A lesson, of course, is also available here, if you choose to move into the fact that owls are nocturnal. Great purchase!
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We started with Little Pea a few years ago and it has been a favorite in our house from day one. When I found out Amy Rosenthal had two more "Little" books, I immediately bought them. We love both this and Little Oink. My only gripe is these books contain many words synonymous with "said" that make it difficult for new readers. I understand avoiding redundancy using the same word on every page, but sometimes that is helpful for frustrated readers.
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Little Hoot hates bedtime. Why? Because it's just so LATE and it's not FAIR and when HE grows up he'll let HIS kids go to bed as EARLY as they WANT!!!"

It is, frankly, a hoot to see him grumpily playing an extra hour before bed, and to hear his parents begging him for a glass of water or a story before he tucks himself in!

Definitely a must-read, even if it isn't *quite* as good as its predecessor, Little Pea.
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This is my daughter's favorite book since she was 1 and she is now 2-1/2. It is great story with reverse-psychology about bedtime. It is darling and even when read over-and-over (my husband and I can now both recite from memory) it never gets old. Buy it for your child. Buy it for a friend. They will LOVE it. It is my new go-to gift for little ones.
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I purchased this book for my 4 year old grandson for Christmas. There are nights when he's not so keen on going to bed.
This book is the neatess twist on that, as the little owl wants to go to bed like the rest of his friends, and his parents make him stay up and practice doing what good little owls do. I can't say the book is a quick fix to bed time, but we all LOVED it and so did he.
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