Whoo Goes There? Hardcover – 29 Sep 2009
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"The predictive text and handsome pictures are just right for reading with preschoolers, who will surely chime in with some speculation and questions." --Starred, "School Library Journal
""Kitchen's artwork is very detailed; many of his meticulously drawn animals appear ready to walk right off the pages." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Not only an appealing ode to nighttime, this quiet story will also clue young children in to the often-unnoticed dramas of nature."" --Booklist Online"
The predictive text and handsome pictures are just right for reading with preschoolers, who will surely chime in with some speculation and questions. "Starred, School Library Journal"
Kitchen's artwork is very detailed; many of his meticulously drawn animals appear ready to walk right off the pages. "Kirkus Reviews"
Not only an appealing ode to nighttime, this quiet story will also clue young children in to the often-unnoticed dramas of nature. "Booklist Online""
About the Author
JENNIFER A. ERICSSON, a children's librarian, is the author of several books, including A PIECE OF CHALK, illustrated by Michelle Shapiro. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL called it "dreamy." She lives in Concrod, New Hampshire.
BERT KITCHEN has illustrated many books, including THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS by Doris Orgel. Among his many honors, he has received the International Graphics Award. He lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
So, if your child and you are ok with this animal killing dinner concept, then this book is a beautiful book.
This is a clever way of introducing our children to various forest critters and teaching them what an owl may or may not want for his dinner. The story obviously has an element of suspense to grip our attention, but thankfully it avoids an unhappy ending for the mouse. Bert Kitchen’s illustrations further add to a very enjoyable storytime experience. Try for two to five year olds!
The owl still was on alert listening. "Whoo goes there?" Mmmm, if it was a squirrel that would make for a good dinner. Oh, no! It was a skunk. No way he'd want one of those."Whoo goes there?" Perhaps this time the noise he heard would be a rabbit. Rabbits are always tasty snacks for owls. It was a rabbit, but the owl was competing with a fox who was giving chase to the rabbit. "Eeeek, eeeek." There were many creatures that owl could have for his dinner and many other animals looking for their dinner. Would he catch a bird, an opossum, a fish or a mouse?
I was quite smitten by the style and direction this picture book took. The artwork was meticulously detailed and I liked the gentle, basic introduction to the food chain and "who-eats-who" in the animal world. The artwork reminded me of a few of the Beatrix Potter illustrations, especially the one of the rabbit. I liked the way the owl introduced the reader to several creatures who were also looking for their dinner. This is a lovely introduction to nonfiction for the young child or, if you please, just a great little story to read about animals in the wild!