Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

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Presents the story of an owlish master of disguise who dons creative costumes during nightly hunts for a tasty supper.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780763675783
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Jullien, Jean


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LPL_MattL Jun 17, 2018

Hoot Owl Master of Disguise is a very a silly, quirky tale of a stealthy hunter is search for his latest meal. Hoot Owl is super confident in his ability to catch a meal with his clever disguises, and despite several several setbacks, he sticks with it and is rewarded with the ultimate prize—pepperoni pizza! I love this book for storytime as it has great kid appeal and parents can also appreciate the absurdity of the story.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jul 30, 2015

I loved this one and thought it was SO charming -- great illustrations plus an adorable, egomaniacal owl! What's not to love?

CRRL_CraigG Jul 16, 2015

Young ones will enjoy Sean Taylor's patterned story. Each attempt falls apart, as Owl's big eyes and bright feathers give him away time after time. Jean Jullien's artwork offers a distinctive boldness, with solid colors and thick linework to clarify each situation. Even very young children will be able to follow Owl's attempts at a midnight snack.

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May 31, 2015

SUMMARY: "Everyone knows owls are wise. But as well as being wise, I am a master of disguise." Owl is hungry. He disguises himself in various ways tying to track down prey to eat. But they continue to allude him. Until he tries one final disguise and lands himself a delicious pizza!

ILLUSTRATIONS: The pictures appear to have been rendered in digital paint. Most of the background is black to depict night, but the animals and other details are large, bold and nicely colored. The facial expressions are subtle but effective.

THE GOOD: This is a very humorous story about an owl who thinks he is an amazing master of disguise, but can't seem to catch himself something to eat (this may be partly due to the fact that he chooses prey that is way too large most of the time). But in the end, he faces reality and goes after something that can't get away from him. Owl's disguises are adorable.
THE NOT AS GOOD: The humor here is subtle. Younger children may not get much of the funniest parts.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Although this is advertised for ages 3-7, I would recommend it for ages 4-8. 6-8 will enjoy it the most.

Apr 02, 2015

Should be a cute book with an owl who is trying to be stealthy, but I just couldn't get past the fact that owls don't eat sheep, or pizza!


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May 31, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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