“Hoo Hoo Who?”

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Hoo Hoo Who?

You’re Invited! Mouse’s Surprise Party is today, but Owl’s glasses are broken. It’s a good thing you came along! Can you use the clues to help Owl figure out which guest is at the door? Hoo hoo who could it be? 

In this catchy and interactive book, children are encouraged to take part in the story and use expressive language to respond to Owl’s WHO questions. With engaging opportunities on every page, children will be excited to read this story again and again. Who doesn’t love to yell, “Surprise!” and sing, “Happy Birthday”? The bold and distinctive illustrations are refreshing for parents and particularly enthralling for children who will be naturally drawn to the curvy and circular shapes. 

Roughly 1 in 12 children have a speech or language delay, including author Mary Maier’s 3-year-old son Max, who is also on the autistic spectrum. Here’s an excerpt from her blog explaining the importance (and shortage) of books focusing on WH- questions: 

“Kids with language delays work on WH- questions A LOT. Many children know their colors, shapes, numbers, letters, but not the difference between whowhat and where. These questions are the building blocks of conversations and are HUGELY important to language development. I started thinking, why didn’t I know about this? Why doesn’t every parent know about the importance of WH- questions? Why aren’t WH-question books as prevalent as shape and number books? So I started doing some research.

I wanted to find something to help with my son’s language development. All I could find were books with the word AUTISM in bold print on the front cover. No parent wants to read their child an AUTISM bedtime story—so I decided to write and illustrate my own WH- series of books for all kids, beginning with WHO. And WHO better to go on this journey with than a speech pathologist? 

My hope is to spread the word to ALL parents (not just to those whose children have language delays), the importance of WH- questions in language development and that they can be focused on in a fun and natural way—just like all those color books.”

About the Authors:

Mary Maier graduated from Miami University, where she met her husband, with a degree in Art Education. She is an avid painter with a huge imagination; an important quality when raising two wild boys. She resides in Louisville, KY.    Mary has previous experience owning a publishing company for 25+ years solely based on books about the card game bridge. 
  
Lauren Horton received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ball State University in December 2016. Lauren was born in Muncie, Indiana, but now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband. 

Hoo Hoo Who? will be followed by titles focusing on “WHERE” and “WHAT”, and is the first title from Mary Maier’s new publishing company Building Block Press, a publisher of books focusing on early childhood development and thoughtful design.

About the Authors:

Mary Maier graduated from Miami University, where she met her husband, with a degree in Art Education. She is an avid painter with a huge imagination; an important quality when raising two wild boys. She resides in Louisville, KY.    Mary has previous experience owning a publishing company for 25+ years solely based on books about the card game bridge. 
  
Lauren Horton received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ball State University in December 2016. Lauren was born in Muncie, Indiana, but now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband.

Hoo Hoo Who? will be followed by titles focusing on “WHERE” and “WHAT”, and is the first title from Mary Maier’s new publishing company Building Block Press, a publisher of books focusing on early childhood development and thoughtful design.

For more Hoo Hoo Who fun, check out these special illustrated Hoo Hoo Who? flashcards you can download that help kids practice the WHO and WHERE questions key to language development.

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Comments

  1. Brittany Carter says

    The other day my 3yr old asked how the baby kitties got in the big kitties belly that was a rough one lol

  2. Angelica Dimeo says

    My son asked me if he could harass me lol

  3. Karen Propes says

    My Granddaughter (10 years old) wanted to know when you put on your emergency flashers, why doesn’t a siren go off like fire trucks and police cars. I explained to her that passenger cars don’t have them. She replied, It would be good for safety, can you call and tell the car makers that, please.

  4. I don’t know. What is the weather going to do this weekend?

  5. Jennifer H. says

    What are we having for dinner?

  6. rosemary says

    wow

  7. Donna L Holder says

    Thank you so much

  8. Julie Waldron says

    Our daughter asked if we could measure for bookshelves in her new room.

  9. My daughter asks about the symbols of Mardi Gras celebrations

  10. Our daughter asked us when we were coming to visit! She lives in Ireland and we live in Ohio, so we all miss each other quite a bit.

  11. My granddaughters , ages 6 and 3 called me the other night. They had just received delivery of their Christmas present from me. I had ordered it the first week of November. They wanted to know why Amazon.ca did not hire Santa to deliver their parcels.

  12. She has asked the name of some unique animals, such as an ostrich.

  13. Laurie Nykaza says

    My son just asked when im putting his new bed in his room

  14. My grandson asked his Mom one time where do they find all that material for the pants that you have on right now? She is really skinny too.

  15. vickie Couturier says

    my grandson ask me how old I was when the dinosaurs were still alive,,lmao

  16. One asked me why the budgies were hopping on each other.

  17. The last question my great nephew asked me was, does it fly, about a dinosaur toy I had bought him but he hadn’t seen yet. lol 😉

  18. My grandson is constantly asking why questions.

  19. Nancy Burgess says

    This is cute it would be great for my granddaughter.

  20. Janet Woodling says

    My children are grown. They still ask questions but not cute ones like when they were little.

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