Whobert Whover, Owl Detective: Giveaway Winners

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Illustration © Jess Pauwels

Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations,


22 individual copies were given away thanks to Simon & Schuster!



Whobert Whover, Owl Detective
By Jason Gallaher
Illustrated by Jess Pauwels
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN-13: 9781481462716
Age Range: 4 – 6 Years

Help Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, keep his woods safe in this hilarious who-who-dun-it. What happened to Perry the Possum? Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, is on the case! Did Debbie the Duck whack Perry with her wicked wings? Or did Freddie the Frog soak Perry in his sickening slime? And what if the culprit is closer to home than Whobert expects?

“With a cleverly placed page turn and anticipated rhyme…Pauwels’ digital forest scenes full of tiny onlookers such as bees, spiders, and worms complement Gallaher’s witty wordplay…A cracking whooooo-dunit.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“Why should adults get all the good unsolved mysteries? Debut author Gallaher’s pun-laden whodunit starts with a classic scene: Perry the Possum, “lying awfully still” on the forest floor…Belgian artist Pauwel’s exaggerated drawings, the assured comic rhythms of the storytelling, and a facepalm-worthy ending (which turns on Whobert’s cluelessness and Perry’s characteristic possum behavior ) make this a satisfying and rousingly silly read-aloud.”
—Publishers Weekly



Whobert Whover Story Hour Kit (PDF)


Turnagain Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
San Diego County Library, La Mesa, CA
Eastvale Elementary, Eastvale, CA
Wesley School, Middletown, CT
Algonquin area public library, Algonquin, IL
Melbourne Public Library, Melbourne, IA
Audubon Regional Library, Greensburg, LA
Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, MA
Medway Public Library, Medway, MA
Winslow Elementary School, Winslow, ME
Public Library of Westland, Westland, MI
Troy Public Library, Troy, MI
Camdenton Library, Camdenton , MO
Sidney Public Schools, Sidney, MT
Alamance County Public Libraries, Graham, NC
Birch Hill Elementary Nashua, NH
Mohawk Valley Library System, Schenectady, NY
Willow Field Elementary, Liverpool, NY
Defiance Public Library, Defiance, H
Boyertown Community Library, Boyertown, PA
Challenger Elementary, Pearland, TX
Covington-Harper ES, Dumfries, VA
George Watkins Library, Quinton, VA

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