Cover cross-stitch by Rotem Moscovich
October’s longer nights give owls more time to hunt, but Pizzoli’s Owl is different. With his aqua feathers and pink nightshirt, he just wants to sleep. As he settles into bed in his neatly-furnished little house, Owl hears an ominous noise--“Squeek!” What can it be? Is it someone at the door, or something under the floor or perhaps on the roof? Owl becomes obsessed with the noise, frantically tearing apart his house (kids will love seeing Owl pry up the floorboards) till there’s nothing left but his bed. Being in on the secret of the Squeek is half the fun; sleepyheads will be ready to imitate Owl and the Squeeker, finally sleeping peacefully together, open to the moon and stars. Pizzoli’s dazzling retro palette includes tobacco brown and mustard yellow as well as the bright pinks and aquas. And don’t forget to lift off the jacket to see Owl’s house before and after destruction!
2016, Ages 3 to 6
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Recommended by: Barbara Talcroft
Barbara Talcroft reviews children’s books professionally for childrenslit.com and for Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. She has a Master’s degree in International Children’s Literature. She also has many years’ experience as a teacher. Barbara is one of the founders of LANTERN and its past chairperson.