Hooray for Books!
Hooray for Books!

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Annotation: As Turtle searches for his missing favorite book, his friends offer to share their own favorite stories--but other books just won't do.
Catalog Number: #150343
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-544-74802-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-99602-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-544-74802-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99602-1
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2016056019
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
In this follow-up to Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for Today!, Turtle searches for his favorite book, then remembers he shared it with Zebra, who shared it with Owl, and so on. Anticlimactic page breaks don't reveal the new animal at the same time as the text. However, the colorful illustrations lend characters warmth and personality consistent with their eagerness to share books.
Kirkus Reviews
The cast of characters from Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for Today! (2014, 2016) returns, this time cheerfully helping Turtle reunite with his favorite book.The opening artwork sets up ongoing humor: pale-green Turtle stands, holding his brown turtle shell and tossing out various objects. The text reads: "He searched his entire house—but no book." After ransacking an enormous pile of toys, sports equipment, and musical instruments, Turtle realizes that he may have lent his book to Zebra. Zebra has already passed the book along to Owl, and Owl to Giraffe. (Both Turtle and Zebra have male pronouns; no other animals are assigned genders in this text.) In between each friendly encounter, "HOORAY FOR BOOKS!" is repeated in large, colorful letters. Each animal offers a different book to Turtle, but he is intent on rereading his favorite. When Turtle finally retrieves his book from the bottom of Lion's enormous pile, older readers may be disappointed that the laws of physics do not lead to total chaos but to a rather controlled toppling of tomes. In fact, despite some droll humor and the reading-positive message, the text and illustrations probably will have the greatest appeal for children who are not yet reading independently; the simple sentences and repetitions lend themselves well to reading aloud. To a struggling emergent reader, however, this excited celebration of books may feel more like coercion than encouragement. Fun—but less imaginative than some other bibliophilic picks. (Picture book. 3-6)
Publishers Weekly
Turtle is on the hunt for his missing favorite book in this follow-up to Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for Today! He knows he lent it to someone, but who? Zebra doesn-t have the book anymore, nor does Owl, Giraffe, or Elephant. The animals offer Turtle other reading options, but he-s committed to the hunt. Set against white backdrops, Won-s airy digital artwork quietly shows how the animals- literary interests bleed into their lives-Giraffe loves a book about roller skating, and he straps on a pair as the group races to find the missing book. Plot-wise there isn-t much tension, and the repeated cheers of -Hooray for books!- don-t build much excitement around reading, but Won-s story makes it clear how shared passions and goals can bring friends together. Ages 4-7. Agent: Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content. (Sept.)

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Publishers Weekly
Word Count: 366
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 194247 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:1.5 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q71085

Turtle has looked everywhere for his favorite book, but it's nowhere to be found! Maybe his book was borrowed by Zebra, Owl, Giraffe, Elephant, or Lion. As Turtle searches, his friends offer to share their own favorite stories, but other books just won't do. Or is it time for Turtle to try something different? A tribute to books, reading, and the joy of sharing stories with others from Brian Won, the author/illustrator of Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for Today! .

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