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Friday, April 3, 2015

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Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Jean Jullien is so fun! Hoot Owl is hungry and like most owls is looking for a bunny or smaller bird to eat.  But Hoot Owl decides to disguise himself to sneak up on his prey.  The costumes are comical and the story just gets sillier and sillier.
The art appears to be drawn with ink and brush and then digitally colored.  The text and illustrations go so well together, Hoot Owl is stealthy and a first-rate hunter, but I kinda get the feeling this might be his first time hunting, too.
I can't wait to share this with the kids.  I'll use it with Preschoolers to 2nd graders.  This story has the sophistication of catching the children's interest with the owl hunting it's prey and then missing it every time, and then the great, goofy ending when he does catch his quarry.

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