We have been checking out huge stacks of picture books from the library ever since starting our reading calendar. We have to keep our choices open!
Z liked this book because it is so simple. He loved the opposite names and he liked the friendship between these two -- especially since he truly believes that elephants are afraid of mice. This one is also great for younger kids because of the short segments. The illustrations are a bit odd but the message of friendship is clear.
Besides having super adorable illustrations, this book has very simple words that will appeal to even the youngest kids. I'm not sure what exactly the message is (because Little Hoot doesn't actually stay awake at night like an owl should) but the cuteness of the book has won us over anyway.
This was Z's favorite of the bunch. He loves well-executed rhyming books and this is definitely one of them. He also recently learned the rhyme in kindergarten which helped him enjoy the book even more. This is a bright and happy book.
Keeping the precious innocence around a bit longer,
K and Z
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