Published by: Disney Hyperion on April 19, 2016
Genres: Children's Books, Picture Books
Source: The Publisher
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Owl is ready for bed. But as soon as he settles in, he hears a strange noise. He'll never get to sleep unless he can figure out what's going on! He looks everywhere-in his cupboard, underneath the floorboards-even in his walls. But while he's busy tearing his house apart, he doesn't notice one tiny, squeaky, mouse-shaped detail. . . . Will Owl ever get a good night's sleep?
Praise for Templeton Gets His Wish"Cheerful entertainment, with just a touch of snark." -Publishers Weekly
"Templeton...conveys intense emotion with a few simple lines and very bright colors, as his tale reflects the endearing aspects of a small child's struggles to behave." -Booklist
"Templeton is a celebration of independence, and of our complex feelings about those we love." -Horn Book
Praise for Number One Sam "Pizzoli's zingy ice-pop colors and dramatically varied page compositions take home the blue ribbon." -New York Times * "[A] class act." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "[A]nother winner from Pizzoli." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "'[A] popular choice at storytimes." -School Library Journal
"Pizzoli's talent with color, easy-to-read words, and humor is something to behold . . . This one does it all." -Horn Book
"[T]his will zoom off shelves." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for The Watermelon Seed
Winner of the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award "Pizzoli legitimizes childish anxieties but also slyly exaggerates each worry to highlight the humor." -New York Times
* "It's an expert debut..." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Children will love this hilarious book...The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase." -School Library Journal, starred review
"The illustrations, done in a graphic, flat-color style with simple linework, recall the cheerful stylings of Ed Emberley and Roger Hargreaves. While Pizzoli uses the computer to arrange his compositions, he takes extra care to hand print the pieces. Done in a three-color printing, the silk screen offers a toothiness to the page, giving fruit, animal and emotions more substance." -Kirkus Reviews
"With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor."-Booklist Online
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The BGs Review is a feature on the blog where my daughters and I review children’s books. This review includes my thoughts on the book, as suitable for children, as well as opinions and thoughts from my two oldest “Baby Girls” (ages 11 and 5) aka the BGs.
One Line: Funny and cute.
I loved the illustrations and it might be nerdy of me to say, but I also loved the paper quality of the book. It felt sturdy and the paper was heavy-weighted and had a nice texture to it. It was nice just flipping the pages itself. The illustrations were simple, but full of color and cute. As for the story, it was funny. Owl is pretty oblivious as to what is exactly causing the noise and I think that kind of whimsy really appealed to the kids and made it a fun read for them. We definitely got a few chuckles as I read the story to them and the look on Owl’s face at the end was comical. Overall, despite there not being much to the story, it was very cute and fun to read.
Thoughts from BG1: He tore down the whole house just to find the sound! It was hilarious.
Thoughts from BG2: I liked when he took down the roof and saw the stars. He’s silly!