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Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien

Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien

Night falls in the woods. As some creatures start to rest, others begin to hunt. One predator in particular has a preference for trickery. Prepare yourself for Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise!

Our ambitious bird of prey will go to any lengths to catch his meal. He sees a delicious-looking rabbit and quickly fashions a gigantic carrot costume. Surely the bunny will fall for this clever camouflage...until it hops away. 

Hoot Owls are a very determined species, and our master of disguise sets his sights on a fluffy little lamb next. A mother sheep costume seems destined for success. Alas, the lamb catches wise to the bird's scheme.

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. 

Other great owl picture books include Little Owl's Night and Owl Babies. Both books offer different yet gorgeous illustrations of the forest at night.

Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise offers a funny resolution as Owl narrows his search down to prey that cannot escape, specifically a pepperoni pizza. Will he succeed or will even the pizza see through his charade? Read to find out!