Owl Babiesby Published 03 Jun 2002
This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their hole in the tree to find that their mother has gone, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return. At last she does, and they all bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.
"Owl Babies" Reviews
4 Cuteness ★'s
Awe, I love owls! So when I saw this book at the store I just had to buy it for my little niece just so I could read it to her lol :) This book is pretty simple with some repetition, it uses great rhyming patterns and it's poetic. It is easy to understand and has real-life situations for children. This is a book that shows children that their parent will come back, that it's okay to miss them because everything will work out. It also shows the baby owls staying together. This story is perfect for children of all ages. I really love the big fonts and the illustrations are truly magnificent! The full-page illustrations are big, bold and are very detailed and they go perfectly with the story. It's such a cute book that everyone should get a copy of so you too can read it to someone you love :)
Anyone who knows me knows I adore owls, so I was delighted when this book arrived on my desk.
The three baby owls with their lemon fluffy chick feathers and confused looks are as are cute as they can be. Once there were three baby owls: Sarah and Percy and Bill, the story begins. The three owls live in the hollow of a tree with mother owl. The illustration of mother owl leaning over her chicks is gorgeous.
But then disaster strikes. One night the owl babies wake up and mother owl is gone. The three owls have differing responses to this event.
The expression on the faces of the baby owls conveys so much and fits in exactly with the simple text as the baby owls wait and wait. Though they try to be brave, they get more anxious as the night goes on and with each noise in the dark wood. In time mother owl come back to much rejoicing.
This is a gentle reassuring tale with illustrations that are divine. Surely a book to treasure for 2-6 year olds and one children and adults will enjoy poring over the detailed and exquisite illustrations.
This is my youngest granddaughter's favourite book when she visits. Apparently no-one can do the voices of Sarah, Percy and Bill like Nanna can.
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A wonderful story about three baby owls who wake up to find that their mother is not in the nest. Baby owl Bill keeps say "I want my mummy", but the other two are more philosophical about her absence, saying that she is probably out hunting and will come back. They step out of the nest into the big dark wood to wait for her, and baby owl Sarah suggests they share a branch together, which is more cosy. Quite soon, mama owl flies back - reassuring them that although she goes away, of course she will always come back.
This is a lovely story, illustrated with charming and intricate penwork, contrasting with silhouettes of the night. The little fluffy white owls are absolutely adorable.
I collect children's picture books, and to my frustration they are pretty well all in a jumble. Interestingly, on my travels round the library to find "Owl Babies" I was fascinated to see that they have the same chaos as me! None of the large picture books are in alphabetical or subject order, rather they are just stuffed into boxes in the middle of the floor. It's not easy to find a specific book when you are faced with piles of hundreds of books all squashed together. (I had a secret groan....) I would LOVE it if the publishers could come up with a system of colours on the spines of these books - pertaining to some sort of system of subjects, so they could at least roughly be organised. Okay, so the categorizations would be very random, but at least it would give me and the library a starting point for some sort of organisational sanity.
Owl babies is a lovely story about three owls Sarah, penny and Bill who wake up to find that their mother is gone from their nest. Bill cries for mummy while the other two owls comfort him and reassure him that mother owl will be back. Each of the three owls have their own individual personality. Sarah is the wise one, Penny the middle one tries to be brave and Bill who is the baby who is in need of his mother the most. when mother owl returns after hunting the owls realise that there is nothing to be scared about because mummy owl will always return to them. I really enjoyed this book because I think Early years children can relate to this story as they also experience separation from their mother when starting Nursery and Reception. The individual personalities of the three owls portray a real family.
Owl babies can be linked with other parts of the curriculum such as in science they can look at the parts of an owl e.g beek, feathers, wings etc and in art they can make their own owls and nests using different materials. children can also do role play being dressed up as owls and acting out as the three owls using speech. This book would be suitable for reception to key stage one children.