Thursday, July 7, 2016

HOOT AND PEEP by Lita Judge / Book Review

Written and Illustrated by: Lita Judge
Published by: Dial Books
Released on: March 1st, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It
A copy of this book was provided from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review

In the night skies above Paris, an adorable young owl teaches her older brother about the power of imagination—and the unconditional love between siblings

Hoot the owl is very excited for his little sister, Peep, to join him on the cathedral rooftops. She's finally old enough to learn all his big brother owly wisdom: First, owls say hooo. Second, they always say hooo. Lastly, they ONLY say hooo! But why would Peep say hooo when she could say schweeepty peep or dingity dong? Why would she speak when she could sing? As she explores the breathtaking Parisian cityscape, Peep discovers so many inspiring sights and sounds—the ring of cathedral bells, the slap of waves on stone—that she can’t help but be swept up in the magic of it all. Hoot doesn’t understand Peep’s awe, until he takes a pause to listen . . . and realizes that you're never too old to learn a little something new.

From the beloved author/illustrator of the classic picture book Red Sled , this gorgeous read aloud celebrates the wonder found in little things—and in the hearts of dreamers, young and old

A sweet story with adorable illustrations. Hoot is excited to teach his young sister the ropes of being an Owl. For example, Owls don't make any other noises except for Hooo! Something Peep doesn't understand. She doesn't want to just say Hooo. She wants to make sounds like the magical world around them makes. 

Readers will enjoy learning the sites and sounds of Paris at night time, as young Peep flies through the night learning and discovering all the sounds the city offers. Peep teaches her older brother that sometimes it's okay to do things differently. She also teaches him that magic can be found if only we take a moment and listen to all that's going on around us. 

This is a great story about listening, unconditional love, and realizing it's okay to do things differently than others. With it's sweet story and adorable illustrations, readers will fall in love with Hoot and Peep! This book makes the perfect bed time story!

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the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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