Thursday, November 24, 2016

HOORAY FOR TODAY! By Brian Won / Book Review #picturebookmonth

Written and Illustrated by: Brian Won
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Released on: September 6th, 2016
Ages: 2 & up
Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It! 
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

When the moon is up, Owl is wide awake and ready for fun: “Hooray for today! Would you like to play?” But everyone says, “Not now! I’m sleepy!” Owl’s playday gets lonely fast as each friend turns her away—until sunrise, when Owl discovers a friendly surprise. Perfect for little ones learning the art of patience, Hooray for Today! celebrates playtime, sharing, and friendship

This is such a cute book. What's more fun than playing, and some great friends? Owl is so excited about the new day. She can't wait to play with her friends. Except Owl's day is really her friends's night, and everyone is in bed asleep. Poor Owl can't find anyone to play with, because they're all asleep. As Owl sadly walks home, she doesn't realize that as the sun is coming up, her friends are planning something special just for her. 

With fun illustrations, and subtle color tones, that really set the mood for the book, this is a book readers of all ages will enjoy. This would be a great, quick read for nap time, or during quiet time in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. 

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