I am afraid that the boogieman will come and get me… he comes every stormy night to steal my light
Morgan City, LA (Vocus) May 28, 2010
Through her delightful picture book, author Nessa Ann teaches young readers that fear can only be conquered once courage wins over fright. This is the same lesson that a young owl learns in Hoots and the Boogieman, where Hoots, a smart but frightful owl, overcomes his fear of the dark.
In Hoots and the Boogieman, young readers will meet Hoots, a cute little owl born in a small, red barn. He is everything an owl should be except one thing—he is terrified of the dark. “I am afraid that the boogieman will come and get me… he comes every stormy night to steal my light,” Hoots insists.
His parents try to appease him, but to no avail. As the weeks pass by, Hoots becomes more terrified, sleeping by candlelight at night and hunting in the light of the day. Other owls begin to notice his quirk and start to tease him and his parents. One day, Hoots decides to run away.
Packing up many candles, he flies over miles of land until he finds a good place to rest and a new friend. Soon after, he begins to fear for his parent’s safety and decides to return home, not knowing that he would soon come face to face with his greatest fear.
Is Hoots brave enough to face his own fear? Readers are about to find out.
Enhanced with fascinating illustrations, this picture book will surely amuse and intensify children’s inner strength to overcome their own fears.
This book will be featured at this year’s American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in Washington, DC, on June 25-28, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
Hoots and the Boogieman * by Nessa Ann
Publication Date: October 15, 2009
Picture Book; $21.99; 30 pages; 978-1-4415-6598-3
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 30 pages; 978-1-4415-6599-0
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