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Party With the Animals and Guess Their Sounds in This Fun Picture Book

Updated on March 2, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Who Is Coming to the Birthday Party for Mouse?

Guess who is coming to the birthday party for Mouse bu guessing which animal makes a given sound
Guess who is coming to the birthday party for Mouse bu guessing which animal makes a given sound | Source

Can You Guess Who is Coming to the Birthday Party for Mouse by Hearing the Sounds?

Mary Maier and Lauren Horton's Hoo Hoo Who? will delight young children with the guessing game that comes along with reading the story. Animals are a favorite with young children and learning the sounds that each animal makes is always an engaging activity for young children. Enjoy!

Owl has a problem with his broken glasses. He must use his sense of hearing to guess who the guests will be at the surprise birthday party for Mouse. What says "Quack"? What makes a hissing sound? Can you guess what says "baa baa"? There are all kinds of animal friends that will attend the surprise birthday party for Mouse but Owl can only hear their sounds until he gets new glasses. Do you think that the glasses will arrive in time for the surprise party?

Hoo Hoo Who? is a delightful picture book with large and colorful illustrations that will engage young children. The text is written in large print that presents the opportunity for dramatic reading. Young children will want to practice with imitations of each animal sound. The idea of a birthday party is also an engaging part of the story.

Hoo Hoo Who? was published by Building Block Press and is recommended for ages 2-5. It has an ISBN of 978-1-944201-14-151795. This is a delightful book for early childhood classrooms. The large size of the book will appeal to young children. Infants will find this book appealing.

Delightful Large Illustrations

Who is coming to the surprise birthday party for Mouse?
Who is coming to the surprise birthday party for Mouse? | Source
what says "quack"?
what says "quack"? | Source
Can you guess what is shaped like S?  It makes a hissing sound.
Can you guess what is shaped like S? It makes a hissing sound. | Source

Hoo Hoo Who ? for the Early Childhood Classroom

Picture books are great tools for toddlers and preschool children. Animals and their sounds is part of the curriculum for toddler and preschool classrooms. Young children are always engaged in activities in which they can interact with a story. Hoo Hoo Who? is an interactive picture book that early childhood teachers will want to add to their classroom library. The large size of the book is especially appealing to young children.

*Read Hoo Hoo Who? in a group story time setting for older preschool children. The book is also appropriate for early childhood teachers to do a one-to-one reading with an individual toddler or infant.

*Call attention to the sounds when Owl must guess the animal that makes the sound. Encourage the child to participate in making the sounds.

*Point to the word that names the sound that each animal makes. Point to the name of the animal to match the animal with its picture. This activity encourages the young child to associate text print with speech as you read.

*Engage in dramatic reading with louder speech when the text is written in very large and colorful print.

*Call attention to the idea of the surprise birthday party for Mouse. Teachers might like to have a birthday party with special treats in the classroom after reading.

*Prepare a learning center in your dramatic play area for children to have a birthday party for stuffed animals.

*Have a CD of animal sounds for children to listen to. A CD of "Happy Birthday" is also part of engaging the children in reading this delightful picture book.

*Extend the interest in the book by preparing a lesson to learn about the foods that each animal eats. Bring in food samples for a tasting party.

*Engage children in presenting their ideas about other animals that they would like to invite to the surprise party for Mouse. Prepare a learning center with drawing paper, crayons, markers, and collage materials for children to engage in an art activity to draw the birthday party for Mouse with his animal friends. Engage the children in a "Show and Tell" to display their pictures.

© 2019 Cindy Hewitt


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