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Owl Babies

author: Martin Waddell
illustrator: Patrick Benson

Features an audio read-along! When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations capture the owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her 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.

“There aren’t many ‘baby books’ that convey this kind of emotional richness supported by a perfect artistic form.” — Washington Post Book World
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$5.99 / $0.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763662844 /  9780763662844
on sale date:
05/2012
type/format:
Picture Books / EBook
age range:
0 mos - 3 yrs
# of pages/size:
22 / N/A
grade range:
Preschool
 
subjects:
Animals; Bedtime & Dreams; Family; Fiction;
author’s comments:
Martin Waddell wanted Owl Babies to capture the "strong emotion of ‘I want my mommy!’” that is so familiar to children. Martin Waddell is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers. He lives in England.
illustrator’s comments:
Patrick Benson has won many awards for his illustrations, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Award, and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with such luminaries as Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban, and his picture book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, is a classic with more than 12 million copies in print. Patrick Benson lives in Scotland.
 
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