From the moment I picked up this book, I was eager to jump right in and find out what was behind door 32! The cover is mesmerizing with the wide-eyed characters peeking out with the open door that seems to be inviting the reader in.
Hotel Hoo looks like a magical, medieval castle and the story takes us on a journey door by door. Along with the first 2 guests, we meet all the occupants from the fidgety knights fixing the lights to the cute little elves, tea loving monsters, grumpy old clowns and more. We are warned repeatedly throughout never to look behind door 32.
As an early childhood certified reading specialist and teacher, I am always looking for books that will spark interest and provide learning opportunities. The title even tempted me to hurriedly turn to the last page to find out who/what was waiting behind door 32!
The whimsical illustrations teamed up with the rhyming prose will keep children engaged and spark imagination. The title enhances the readers curiosity and gives them an opportunity to predict throughout the story just what is behind the last door. We also have number sequence and recognition 1-32, endless counting opportunities, vocabulary development and just plain fun!
I love this book and highly recommend!
The magical Hotel of Hoo is a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As our guests explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning… don’t ever look behind door 32.
This imaginative picture book aims to take children beyond the first ten cardinal numbers, and introduces them to the patterns of counting in a fun and accessible way. With rooms to explore and unique objects to count, children will enjoy lingering on each page as they make their way closer to the forbidden door.
Available on March 14, 2018
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