Friday, March 28, 2008

Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog!Illustrated by Jen Corace

Abstract: Little Hoot wants to go to bed early, like all of his friends do, and he is hopping mad when Mama and Papa Owl insist that he stay up late and play.

Chronicle Books, 2008

9 comments:

diannaburt said...

Little Hoot is a riot. I love the illustrations. So cute! I'm not sure about being distinguished, but it definitely should be on our list. It has great expression.

Teresa said...

i am enjoying this book thoroughly but agree with Dianna about not being sure it is distinguished.

Kris said...

This book is laugh-out-loud funny! What a great bedtime story. It's impressive how the illustrations are so simple on the surface, yet have SO much expression.

Monica said...

I think what I like the most about the illustrations is their simplicity and economy. The strong line work against the white of the paper focuses all the attention on the characters, making them very endearing (and funny!)

Clare said...

I am so glad this book is on the list. I love the illustrations! The style is very contemporary. I really like they way this author takes common situations (such as bedtime)and flips them around to tell a silly story.

Lyndi Markus said...

Little Hoot is just like any other young one: He doesn't like bedtime. But since Little Hoot is an owl, his parents won't let him have an early one like his friends have. So little Hoot has to figure out what to do until it's time to go to bed.

I really enjoyed this story and the pictures that went with it, and I think kids would, too. Especially since it's a nice flip around from the usual bedtime tales. Maybe staying up late isn't all it's cracked up to be, anyway!

Holly B said...

Little Hoot was a cute story with a backwards twist on the whole "bedtime dilemma" faced by many children and parents each night.The illustrations proved to be simple, but appropriate for the storyline. It was a refreshing story that made me smile and instantly imagine young children saying the opposite things to their parents.

This book could easily be used to make children smile or laugh. Children could also think about how rules are different for others or use their imaginations to think about a rule they would change and why. The story had good vocabulary relating to owls and discussion could easily be started about why Little Hoot is being made to stay up late despite wanting to go to bed.

Brittany H said...

Little Hoot is a cute little owl whose parents make him stay up and play instead of letting him go to bed early like all of his friends—and Little Hoot hates it! This amusing little story could be read to younger children at the beginning of the school year as an introduction to a discussion on rules. The students could write a sentence, draw a picture, or verbally share of one of the rules they have to follow at home or at school. The students could then talk about why rules are necessary and why it is important to follow them.

Jana said...

Little Hoot is a hoot! I'm sure young readers would catch on quickly to the backwards bedtime. As for the illustrations, they are simple and they do add to the story. I don't think it would be my pick for a Caldecott.
I would use this in the classroom by having students make predictions and attempt to use some "backwards" thinking.