Sunday, March 19, 2006

Hoot - Movie Release April 21

Just a quick reminder that the movie version of Hoot will be out next month. Hoot written by Carl Hiaasen was a 2003 Newbery Honor winner. From the movie trailer I have seen it looks to be a heartwarming and postive movie. And get this, the music is provided by Jimmy Buffet. According to the movie is about: "A young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls." And the tagline is "It's time to stand up for the little guys". Although there is more to the story than that, it should be a good movie to see and it is rated PG for mild bullying and brief language. The book is considered for ages 10 and up, but I think a little younger may enjoy it, depending on that person's reading level and interest.

Walden Media is offering a limited number of free screening passes "exclusively for Educators, Librarians, After-school Leaders, and Walden Media Partners". So,
check here for those eligible to enter. Also, Walden Media is providing a variety of teaching tools for the book/movie. And, Scholastic will be providing a Moderated Author Chat on April 18, 2006 from 1-2 p.m. ET and 7-8 p.m. ET. Movie clips and trailers are available at and Monsters and Critics.

Hiaasen's latest book is Flush.


Blogger Lost A Sock said...

I know this has nothing to do with your entry, so pardon the interruption, but I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all of the diapers and formula. That was so kind of you to send it our way!! We really appreciate it.

Also, I thought I'd take a moment to suggest a book to you that we came across at a rummage sale over the weekend - it's a board book called "Cool Cat" and I seem to remember that your baby likes animal/kitty books. This is a good one. It's cats dressed up and pictured in silly ways, and though it is a little young for KJ, he cracks up when he reads it. Here's the amazon link:

Anyway, thanks again!!

11:40 AM  
Blogger PJ Librarian said...

We will look for Cool Cat. We have a kitty (that is who is in the Animal posting picture) and the baby loves her and any kitty books. Thanks for the tip.

10:02 PM  

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