Hoot and Honk Just Can’t Sleep
by Leslie Helakoski
Sterling Children’s Books, 2017
During a storm, eggs of owl and duck tumble away from their nests. The mothers find their lost egg and return them to their nests, but there’s a mix up. Owl is born with ducks and world is topsy turvy—and those ducks sleep all night! Duck is born with owls and does not take to fur and bones for dinner! Rendered in rich, bold, layered pastels on sanded paper the characters jump off the page. Written in terse, rhyming verse it’s a delight to the ears.