Owl Babies

by Martin Waddell (Author) Patrick Benson (Illustrator)

Owl Babies
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back.

"I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can't help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning illustrations from striking perspectives capture the anxious little owls as they worry. Not surprisingly, joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greet the mother's return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered.


Kirkus

Benson's soft, wide-eyed birds—rendered in delicate pen strokes touched with gentle color that makes the dramatic, dark night seem appropriately awesome—are perfect stand-ins for wise little toddlers who also know Mom will turn up—but still can't help wondering. (Picture book. 1-5)

Copyright 1992 Kirkus Reviews, LLC Used with permission

Martin Waddell
Martin Waddell is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers. He lives in England.

Helen Oxenbury is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and a celebrated illustrator of many well-loved books. Helen Oxenbury lives in London.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780763695194
Lexile Measure
-
Guided Reading Level
J
Publication date
September 20, 2017
Series
-
Age Range
3 - 7 years

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