About the Book
Bandana Acres: Hootin Goes Outside
Author: Kathy J. Perry
Genre: Early Reader Chapter Book
Release date: November 1, 2018
How long will you be gone?
The barn owlets are hungry! Their mom, Hootin, must find a way to get more food. Can she trust her bandana buddies to take care of her babies during the storm?
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There's another adventure waiting for the residents of Bandana Acres, and the Bandana buddies are once again proving how important friends really are. Hootin the Owl has two owlets to take care of and Papa Hoot is nowhere to be seen. He's been gone for days and Hootin is so worried that he's been hurt. How can she hunt for food with two little ones needing care? If she leaves them alone, will they get hurt? That's when Ollie the farm dog and Feebs the cat offer to help, after reminding Hootin that "You're never really alone with your bandana buddies around."
Author Kathy J. Perry once again shows her ability to both teach and entertain, with this wonderful addition to the Bandana Acres series. Easy-to-read text and fun, colorful illustrations add to its appeal, there's a glossary of words to help children understand the story, and questions that ask the children how they would react in the same situation. Hootin Goes Outside! targets beginner readers but it's perfect for a family to read together. I love this series and I enjoy sharing these books with my seven-year-old granddaughter!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Celebrate Lit, but there was no obligation for a favorable review, These are my own thoughts.
About the Author
After My Parents Passed,
I re-evaluated what I was doing with my life and my contribution to others. A former classroom teacher and homeschool mom, I’ve always had a heart for educating kids.
In 2016 my daughter and I attended a local arts and crafts fair where I stumbled upon some cute children’s art and thought, “That’s what I can do! Write children’s books.”
I set my mission and started my own publishing company, Chickadee Words, LLC. I would do my best to affect our youth through wonderful stories full of timeless character struggles.
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Have you every known someone who thinks they’re the only ones that can do the job right? They’re the people who may be very good at what they do, but make poor managers because they don’t delegate or allow others to contribute.
This story is about a barn owl who has two owlets she must care for but her partner is lost for some unknown reason. She burdens herself with care and responsibility until her bandana buddies offer to help and show her she can be flexible.
Here’s one question in the “What If” part at the end of the book:
When you’re at school, are you sometimes afraid or embarrassed to ask a question when you don’t understand something and need help?
Special things about this book (and series) include:
- Proven easy-to-read font for early readers (Sassoon Primary)
- In full-color with original watercolor artwork.
- Leveled by Lexile and Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) for dialing in to your child’s reading level.
- Blue words are the character’s inside thoughts (rather than italics, which I thought would be harder to read). Kids enjoy the color. In fact, struggling readers love to read just the colored parts to start – and then want to continue reading! (Each book has its own color for this.)
- A glossary of newer words with definitions.
- A “What If” section for discussion with five questions about the story, and five questions of how the theme plays out in real life. (Parents and teachers love these books!)
- Hootin Goes Outside! is available in hardcover and softcover.
Help your kids learn to read with this fun story and cute watercolor illustrations. This early reader chapter book is perfect for ages 5-8 and can usually be read alone by 2nd or 3rd grades.
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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize package of $25 Amazon gift card, a softcover copy of the book, digital artwork with motivational phrase, and a custom Hoo-Rag covered with artwork from the Bandana Acres series!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.