A companion to the best-selling"Hot Dog, Cold Dog, "Frann Preston-Gannon's new lap-sized boardbook, "What a Hoot!"explores opposites through the antics of adorable owls. Wide-eyed and plump, Frann's colorful little owls cavort happily through these pages--sloshing through the mud in a pair of rainboots ("This one's dirty") or nose-to-nose with a rubber ducky in a sudsy tub ("That one's clean"), they embody simple opposites that kids will immediately appreciate. A surprise ending adds to the read-aloud fun. In addition to the irresistibly cute owls, each spread includes other funny things for kids to spot, from "hidden" treats to a sneaky snail Rhyming text makes this a great read-aloud while repetition encourages early reading skills Story closes with a birthday party scene for all the owls Praise for Frann's previous book, "Hot Dog, Cold Dog: " "Preston-Gannon's simple words will have children reading along in no time. The instant I started to read the story to my son I started to do it with a sing-song rhythm and continue to do so every time I read it. The simple text and rhyming will instantly draw your child in and have them wanting you to read it over and over again!
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