Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace (Chronicle Books, 2008)
"If you want to grow up to be a wise owl, you must stay up late," said Papa Owl. "And besides, I don't give a hoot what time your friends go to bed. In this family, we go to bed late. Rules of the roost." Amy Krouse Rosenthal (author of Little Pea and The OK Book) takes the familiar theme of bedtime battles but adds a twist. In the life of an owl, the opposite is expected - staying up late! So how does Little Hoot, who just wants to go to bed early like all of his friends, cope with the demands of his parents? Read and find out with this book that is sure to create a few giggles from children everywhere.