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What a Hoot!

Written & illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
Published by PowerHouse Books
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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!” - Pawing Through Books

“This larger format board book is a bright and bold delight. Each spread shows a dog but simple opposites (new dog, old dog) become increasingly surprising and more inventive with each turn of the page.” - Books For Keeps

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Who Wrote What a Hoot!

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Frann Preston-Gannon

Frann Preston-Gannon has illustrated many books for children, including My World, Deep Deep Sea, and What a Hoot! Based in London, Frann spent time in the United States as the first Brit selected for the Maurice Sendak fellowship.

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June 16, 2015

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