Book Club – Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

It is every parents wish to get their children to bed early and every child’s wish to stay up late, but not in Little Hoot! Little Hoot wants to go to bed early like his friends but Papa Owl says, “If you want to grow up to be a wise owl, you must go to bed late. 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.”

The author creates a fun play on house rules and parents wanting to teach their kids not to follow what everyone else does. And the first thing my daughter said after hearing this story was, “Uh! Not fair! I wish I could stay up late!” And this story with opposite house rules sparks the perfect discussion with kids.

When finishing this book ask: “If you could make up the rules in our house, what rules would we have?”


Origami Accordion Book

Origami accordion Book

Click here for directions and a video on how to make the Origami Accordion Book.

Before folding the pages of the origami book, on several square sheets of paper, have your child draw pictures and write the answer to this question, “If I could make up rules in our house, we would….”


  • go to bed late
  • never have chores
  • eat dessert before dinner

After writing and drawing, fold the pages of your book into the origami fold. Creating a pattern with your pages – place colorful pages in between the pages with written words (plain page, written page, plain page, written page, etc.)

Origami accordion Book2

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