About the Book
Book: Bandana Acres: Hootin Goes Outside
Author: Kathy J. Perry
Genre: Early Reader Chapter Book
Release date: November 1, 2018
How long will you be gone?
The barn owlets are hungry! Their mom, Hootin, must find a way to get more food. Can she trust her bandana buddies to take care of her babies during the storm?
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About the Author
After My Parents Passed,
I re-evaluated what I was doing with my life and my contribution to others. A former classroom teacher and homeschool mom, I’ve always had a heart for educating kids.
In 2016 my daughter and I attended a local arts and crafts fair where I stumbled upon some cute children’s art and thought, “That’s what I can do! Write children’s books.”
I set my mission and started my own publishing company, Chickadee Words, LLC. I would do my best to affect our youth through wonderful stories full of timeless character struggles.
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Have you every known someone who thinks they’re the only ones that can do the job right? They’re the people who may be very good at what they do, but make poor managers because they don’t delegate or allow others to contribute.
This story is about a barn owl who has two owlets she must care for but her partner is lost for some unknown reason. She burdens herself with care and responsibility until her bandana buddies offer to help and show her she can be flexible.
Here’s one question in the “What If” part at the end of the book:
When you’re at school, are you sometimes afraid or embarrassed to ask a question when you don’t understand something and need help?
Special things about this book (and series) include:
- Proven easy-to-read font for early readers (Sassoon Primary)
- In full-color with original watercolor artwork.
- Leveled by Lexile and Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) for dialing in to your child’s reading level.
- Blue words are the character’s inside thoughts (rather than italics, which I thought would be harder to read). Kids enjoy the color. In fact, struggling readers love to read just the colored parts to start – and then want to continue reading! (Each book has its own color for this.)
- A glossary of newer words with definitions.
- A “What If” section for discussion with five questions about the story, and five questions of how the theme plays out in real life. (Parents and teachers love these books!)
- Hootin Goes Outside! is available in hardcover and softcover.
Help your kids learn to read with this fun story and cute watercolor illustrations. This early reader chapter book is perfect for ages 5-8 and can usually be read alone by 2nd or 3rd grades.
Bandana Acres: Hootin Goes Outside is Kathy J. Perry. This is book four in the Bandana Acres series. You don’t have to read them in order. I read this book with my 10 and 8 year old sons. We all have been enjoying this series.
I love that it’s perfect for early readers. My 8 year old isn’t the most huge fan of reading but he loved reading this out loud to us. He said the words were easy to read and he didn’t struggle. I loved that we could have some read aloud time.
The barn animals of Bandana Acres are super adorable. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all of their adventures. In this story Hootin has to leave her baby owlets to get them some food and her Bandana Acres friends help watch the babies. She’s left when Papa owl didn’t return with the food he had set out to get. Hootin is nervous to leave her babies. We see a lesson in letting friends help and not being prideful.
This book is well written and has bright pictures. We’re enjoying this series. My son took this book to school to share with the other third graders.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program. All thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize package of $25 Amazon gift card, a softcover copy of the book, digital artwork with motivational phrase, and a custom Hoo-Rag covered with artwork from the Bandana Acres series!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.