Little Hoot, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace (Illustrator)
It’s not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboardbut he’s hooting mad about it ! Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.
Grade Level: P and up
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (December 20, 2007)
Little Hoot is a charming story that plays on the usual childhood complaint of having to go to bed early. Little Owl wants to go to sleep, but his parents insist on him staying awake all night like a proper owl. My children loved this book because it is the exact opposite of their bedtime complaints.
The illustrations are simple, adorable, and beautifully designed. From the use of white space to the gentle colors used, Jen Corace creates a sweet and child like escape from the often mundane and dreaded chore of going to bed.