Schema: Costumes, camouflage, owls, books where characters are disguised
Text-to-Self-Connections: being sneaky, owls
Text-to-Text Connections: Twig by Aura Parker
Predicting: Repetitive phrases will entertain young readers. “It doesn’t work,” is repeated after each attempt by the owl.
This is a humorous and entertaining book for readers of all ages, but young primary students will love the suspense and repetition the most. The illustrations by Jean Jullien are animated will hold the attention of the youngest of readers.
Compare and Contrast: Find a nonfiction book about owls and pair it with this one for a discussion about what a real owl versus Hoot Owl would do.