April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hoots and Toots and Hairy Brutes: the Continuing Adventures of Squib by Larry Shles

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Title: Hoots and Toots and Hairy Brutes: the Continuing Adventures of Squib
Author: Larry Shles
Copyright: 1985
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780395395035
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Twitter: @HMHKids
Format: Paperback
Available: September 1, 1989
Rating: 3/5 stars

A "self-help" book of sorts, Hoots and Toots and Hairy Brutes is the story of Squib, a small owl who is unable to hoot, only toot. The story is fairly straightforward, how Squib is looked down on as inferior because of his inability to hoot, but in the end, he proves that even his shortcoming can prove to be useful. This book was part of my grandmother's library, and while I don't know for sure, I would assume that this was a gift to her from a friend since my grandmother loved all things owl. It was recently passed on to my sister, and I found it on her bookshelf when I went out to visit her. A very quick read, and honestly nothing all that special in the story, but the illustrations are rather good.

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