Little Hoot

By the same author and illustrator as Little OinkAmy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace‘s Little Hoot follows a similar formula to their companion books in turning a traditional children’s ritual – in this case, bedtime – on its head. Here, a little owl is desperate to go to sleep, but Mommy and Daddy Owl insist on his staying awake. “Rules of the roost!” They “don’t give a hoot” how early the little owl’s friends get to go to bed. The little owl is forced to stay up, playing with other noctural creatures, such as a little bat, on the playground, until finally his Mommy Owl relents and the little one flies off ecstatically to bed. Giggle factor: high. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: four jelly jars.


~ by kaychubbuck on August 12, 2010.

5 Responses to “Little Hoot”

  1. See the limited preview on Google Books at

  2. […] Maybe because James is dying for a treehouse, he loves this book even more than its (almost) equally clever companions, Little Hoot and Little Pea […]

  3. […] By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace – the same creators as Little Hoot and Little Oink – Little Pea chronicles the typical toddler dinnertime battle, but with a twist […]

  4. […] By Amy Krouse Rosenthal — the same author as Little Hoot, Little Oink, and Little Pea — Duck! Rabbit! is an interactive adventure cum optical illusion cum knock knock joke […]

  5. […] Although this book is by the same illustrator as Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink, don’t expect Jen Corace and Cynthia Rylant’s version of Hansel and Gretel to carry the same whimsy […]

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