Book of the Week — Little Hoot

March 13, 2008

Little Hoot just wants to go to bed. But no. Poor Little Hoot. His parents require him to stay up all night and play. Play. Play. Play. He is not allowed to go to sleep until the sun rises.

And that’s pretty much all you need to know, because how could a book premise be more charming than that?

Oh. And you also might want to know that the illustrations are by Jen Corace — a talent of gigantic proportions. While I save up for an original Corace, it’s nice to be able to bring her work into my home right away. The book is beautiful. As further proof, I offer you the publishers name: Chronicle Books. (When was the last time you saw a Chronicle book that wasn’t beautiful?)

Plus also, you might want to know that there’s a sort of companion book called Little Pea by the same author/illustrator combo. Little Pea just wants to eat his dessert: spinach. But no. Poor Little Pea. His parents require him to eat 5 pieces of candy for dinner before he can have dessert. . .

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenny March 13, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I LOVE Little Pea! I didn’t know there was a companion book. Thanks for the recommendation.


2 Stephanie March 13, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Amen. Everything from Chronicle is fantastic. Hands down they are the best publisher out there…most stylish too! I just discovered some fantastic labels put out by them too.


3 Ginna March 13, 2008 at 2:45 pm

we absolutely love little pea at our house, but I didn’t know little hoot existed! thanks for the heads up!


4 Molly March 13, 2008 at 3:35 pm

We had Little Pea from the library one week. Loved it. Will have to check out the new one!


5 Steph March 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

We love Little Pea as well! It was one of the first presents my daughter (Rylee, age 2) received after she was born and she LOVES it. She knows the entire book by memory and I have to keep one copy in the car and one at home!


6 letter9 March 13, 2008 at 4:33 pm

We’ll definitely be getting Little Hoot because we LOVE Little Pea. YAY!


7 mary March 13, 2008 at 7:22 pm

2 more books for my Amazon “Kids books to buy when I have…uh…kids” Wish List!


8 Bunny B March 13, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Those books are too cute!


9 R-Eight March 14, 2008 at 6:17 am

I love these pictures.


10 Just Katy March 14, 2008 at 8:20 am

You might like checking out You can buy a small Jen Corace print ($30) or t-shirt ($20). There’s lots of other great work there too, all in the affordable $20 – $30 range.


11 Jessica March 14, 2008 at 9:12 am

I love Little Pea! Such a cute book to read to picky eaters.


12 Sarah March 15, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Adorable books! I’ve just checked them out (but will probably end up buying them shortly after!)


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