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Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls

It's time to share what my book, Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls looks like!
But first, can I tell you Whooo Knew? has its first review from Kirkus? You can read it at the Kirkus Review website, but I'll share it here, too! (A positive Kirkus review is a big deal in the publishing world!)

Everything you always wanted to know about owls, from their peculiar eating habits to their unique vision, hearing, and how they raise a family. 
Transcending the usual clich├ęs we all know about owls—“the unforgettable call. The glowing eyes. The fierce beak”—this elegantly designed picture book skillfully reveals the diversity and variety intrinsic to the order. High-quality, detailed photos of a number of different species of owl are thoughtfully juxtaposed with pertinent questions, scientific information, and a cartoon great horned owl who provides humorous “Whooo Knew?” factoids. The power of this fascinating predator really comes across in the superb color photos of owls snatching and swallowing prey, vomiting up pellets, spinning their heads (yes they can do this because they have 14 neck vertebrae!), and engaging in other characteristic behavior. Each double-page spread asks a pertinent question: “What’s for dinner?”; “How do owls hunt?”; “Do owls puke?” (no, they just regurgitate pellets); “Do owls sleep all day?”; “Do owls see in the dark?”; “What good are feathers?’; “What do owl babies do?” Ever wondered what owl tufts are for? (They’re not ears but mood indicators.) There is an environmental message embedded in the book, and a section on building owl-friendly habitat offers suggestions for how readers can help. Backmatter features a brief primer on owl anatomy, instructions on how to dissect an owl pellet, and a glossary. (This book was reviewed digitally with 9-by-22.75-inch double-page spreads viewed at actual size.) 
Whooo knew? Owls are awesome. (Informational picture book. 6-10)
Whooo Knew? THe Truth about Owls is a picture book in question-and-answer format. I may have written the words, but the talent of Reycraft Books shines in the design. Each page spread focuses on one Q&A. In addition to the main text and lots of stunning photographs, each page spread includes a visit from an illustrated owl whooo shares from his perspective--often with a bit of sass.

And now...the beautiful cover of Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls!
I love how my editor's brilliant vision for this book comes through on every page and even the cover. I can't wait for this to get into readers' hands on September 30, 2020.

Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls is now available for preorder from your local favorite bookstore! Just tell them the title and my name and let them know you want to pre-order it. (It may be a good idea to have the ISBN handy, too.) Online retailers will have it, too. BookShop, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon (affiliate).

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