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WHOOO’S THERE? by Mary Serfozo


by Mary Serfozo & illustrated by Jeffrey Scherer

Age Range: 3 - 5

Pub Date: July 24th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-375-84050-0
Publisher: Random House

Standing guard over the forest, stern Old Owl serenades a progression of animals—among them, a hungry raccoon, a hopping frog and a smelly skunk—with the song, “Whooo’s there?” Rendered in rich nocturnal hues with thick flowing lines and geometric forms, the animated, double-page spreads complement quatrains that are replete with alliteration and animal sound effects. Variety in both the pleasing rhymes and artwork—including intermittent visits from the moon and a cat-rat chase—will keep the pages turning. While the small format may disqualify it from group storytimes, this tranquil and engaging bedtime sojourn is just right for one-on-one sharing. (Picture book. 3-5)