Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait. Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does, and they joyously welcome her home.
About The Author
Martin Waddell is a published adapter and an author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Martin Waddell include Can't You Sleep Little Bear, Tango's Baby, The Orchard Book of Ghostly Stories, and Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale.
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Comments about Owl Babies:
We use this big book in Kindy (children aged between 3-5 years)often as it is a beautiful story that young children can relate to. We often use puppets to help tell the story. The story is lovely and the illustrations exceptional. We also use it to start conversations about owls. Recently we have used it in class 'read'in Auslan sign language which the chidlren also enjoy.
Three little white owls perch outside their cozy nest, wishing Mother would come home. In Waddell's simple, repetitive, carefully fashioned text, each is unique: Sarah, the largest, makes comforting remarks; Percy seconds them, but doubtfully; while little Bill just keeps saying, "I want my mommy!" Owl Mother does come, of course: "WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS? You knew I'd come back." 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. (Kirkus Reviews)
For Ages: 2 - 6 years old
For Grades: PS - 1
Number Of Pages: 25
Published: April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 45.6 x 37.7 x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1