Nonna’s Corner: Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge

June 22nd, 2016 Kimberly Review 35 Comments

22nd Jun

Today I am delighted to share the second book that came in the box of children’s books from Penguin. Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge is an adorable story about siblings who are different. Sophia and I loved the colorful illustrations and sweet story. Enjoy one of the cookies we baked and grab a cup of joe.

Nonna's Corner

Nonna’s Corner: Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge
Hoot and Peep
by Lita Judge
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 40
Source: Gifted
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In the night skies above Paris, an adorable young owl teaches her older brother about the power of imagination—and the unconditional love between siblings

Hoot the owl is very excited for his little sister, Peep, to join him on the cathedral rooftops. She's finally old enough to learn all his big brother owly wisdom: First, owls say hooo. Second, they always say hooo. Lastly, they ONLY say hooo! But why would Peep say hooo when she could say schweeepty peep or dingity dong? Why would she speak when she could sing? As she explores the breathtaking Parisian cityscape, Peep discovers so many inspiring sights and sounds—the ring of cathedral bells, the slap of waves on stone—that she can’t help but be swept up in the magic of it all. Hoot doesn’t understand Peep’s awe, until he takes a pause to listen . . . and realizes that you're never too old to learn a little something new.

From the beloved author/illustrator of the classic picture book Red Sled , this gorgeous read aloud celebrates the wonder found in little things—and in the hearts of dreamers, young and old.

Isn’t the cover of Hoot and Peep adorable? Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge is beautifully illustrated and shares the story of the first night Peep is finally old enough to go to the rooftop with her older brother Hoot. This oversized hardcover contains 40 pages and takes us to the roof tops, bell towers and buildings of a quaint London town.  Peep is in awe and is soon singing about the stars and sky, but Hoot wishing to impart his owly wisdom tells her she is singing wrong, “Owls say hooo.” Hoot becomes more angry as Peep tweets and chirps.  Peep flies away chirping her melody, mimicking sounds of the city. Hoot soon realizes he misses his sister’s singing. With cute images and a delightful message Sophia and I enjoyed the tale. Siblings, being different, acceptance and love are all important messages slipped into this enchanting tale. Sophia loved the sounds Peep made and we had fun getting animated as we read. She is particularly found of the mice we encountered.

  • Age Range: 3 – 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten


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35 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge”

  1. Candace

    We have this book at my bookstore and I’m always looking at it because it’s SO adorable! I’m glad you had the chance to read it and soak in it’s adorableness!

  2. Katherine

    This looks adorable! I’m a big owl fan and I love the illustrations in this one plus I just love the message. The Tornado is very sure of how things should be and he sometimes needs reminding that his way isn’t the only way. This sounds like a sweet way to do that.

  3. Melissa (Books and Things)

    OMG! This looks so adorable. I love the illustrations and can totally see Sophia loving this one. She has good taste. 🙂 I’m going to have to check out her other illustrations.

  4. Melanie Simmons

    It is great to see a fun story about these two. I love when you can have a story that has a moral to it without sounding too preachy. Sounds like this one does it well, no matter which side of the story you take after, Hoot or Peep. 🙂

  5. Leona

    Absolutely adorable! Yes that cover is so cute! I love this feature on your blog.

  6. Debbie Haupt

    Oh what a cute cover, thanks Kim for this I’m suggesting it to my niece because my daughter still is childless!!! LOL I’ve threatened to ship her water from every pregnant woman I know 😉

  7. Jenny

    Look at that artwork! GORGEOUS! I’m definitely buying this one for my nieces. They’re very different and I think this message about siblings is perfect:) Thanks for the recommendation Kim!

  8. Ethan

    I love the message of embracing differences. It is such an important lesson to teach young people! The story kind of reminds me of the movie Happy Feet.