Bookbug's Book of the Month: Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Hoot Owl front cover
Category: Bookbug

Written by Sean Taylor and Illustrated by Jean Jullien

Walker Books ISBN: 9781406348415


Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl – oh no! – he’s a master of disguise! And he will use his expert camouflage powers to trick his unsuspecting prey into succumbing to him! Tiny animals of the night ... beware! But Hoot Owl's prey keeps escaping - perhaps he isn't quite as masterful as he believes. Will he ever succeed in catching himself some dinner? Hilarity, ridiculousness and very bad costume changes abound in this wildly inventive new title.


"Everyone loves books about owls, and with echoes of The Enormous Crocodile, Hoot Owl is definitely a new favourite in the Bookbug office. With it's beautiful, graphic illustrations and imaginative use of language ('as black as burnt toast' is a favourite) it's a great read for children of all ages."

- Lindsay Quayle, Early Years Operations Administrator



We have 5 copies of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise to give away. Answer this question to be in with a chance of winning:


What sound does an owl make?

a) Hoot

b) Moo

c) Quack

Send your answer and address to This competition closes on Saturday 31st October.

If you'd like more reading recommendations, you can see the other books Bookbug has selected for Book of the Month.

Want more owls in your life? Check out our list of 10 Outstanding Owl books.