Whoo Whoo Who’s Out There
By KM Waldvogel, illustrated by Jayden Ellsworth
Children’s picture book, 24 pp.
c. October 2021
Orange Hat Publishing
Reviewed by Lisa Lickel
This picture book about baby and mama owl is absolutely delightful. Charmingly illustrated with bright, bold, colorful characters. Mama replies in sweet calm soothing responses to her owlet’s fears. Toddlers are sure to want to hear this story often.
Baby owl trembles at the new world around him: the flutter of wings, the snap of underbrush, the reflection of glowing eyes at the edge of the meadow. Each time baby wonders “Whoo’s out there!” Mama lets him know that he has nothing to fear. When at last he feels safe, he is able to look around and marvel.
Whoo Whoo Who’s Out There is a reassuring tale of a parent’s love and understanding, and helping a child grow into independence naturally. Excellent advice underneath a treasured storyline. Recommended as a great gift for parents and grandparents everywhere.
Reviewer Lisa Lickel writes from the peaceful rolling hills of western Wisconsin. A multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, she also writes short stories and radio theater, occasional articles, is an avid book reviewer, blogger, and a freelance editor. She and her husband travel and enjoy family time.