Back of Book:
Owen McPhee doesn’t just like to talk, he LOVES to talk. He spends every waking minute chattering away at his teachers, his classmates, his parents, his dog, and even himself. But all that talking can get in the way of listening. And when Owen wakes up with a bad case of laryngitis, it gives him a much-needed opportunity to hear what others have to say.
I was sent this book from author Trudy Ludwig in exchange for an honest review. Every teacher and librarian can read this book with a smile and think of “that kid” who never stops talking. When Owen loses his voice, he realizes how much he can learn from others if he takes a minute to stop and listen. I love that the book has thought bubbles to show readers what Owen and the other characters are saying. I also love that Trudy centered the class assignment on a STEM project. This aspect of the story becomes very relatable to readers. to be very The illustrations are soft, and fun. I am going to use this book during the first of school for character building. It is an excellent tool to use to enforce the importance of listening to the teacher, as well as one another. I highly recommend this book.
Ages 5 and up