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Owl Babies

Owl Babies

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

Baker
& Taylor

Three baby owls panic when they awaken one night and find their mother gone, worrying about what has happened to her and becoming frightened by all the scary things that surround them in the dark. Reprint.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1992.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780763617103
0763617105
9780763695194
9781564021014
1564021017
076369519X
Call Number: J P TODDLER WAD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Benson, Patrick - Illustrator
Bib Control Number: 344454

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Three baby owls panic when they awaken one night and find their mother gone, worrying about what has happened to her and becoming frightened by all the scary things that surround them in the dark.


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bldgzid
Aug 17, 2020

It's such a cute book that my son really enjoys it. He made me read it almost everyday before he went to bed, I will definitely read it to my 2nd one too!

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StephenWheeler
Sep 27, 2017

This is a great books to read to preschoolers. It has simple text, beautiful illustrations, and a reassuring ending. Each of the three baby owls has a distinct personality.

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muffinpopcorn
Mar 15, 2017

Such a delightfully cute book . Great illustrations also .

VaughanPLUrszula Jan 13, 2017

This book is a modern classic for a reason. It’s a dramatic, yet simple telling of a story every child can relate to: waking up in the dark, finding mother is gone, and then the questions that arise from this situation. The art form of the picture book is realized here, with the use of carefully chosen text and beautiful illustrations combined for full effect. It's one of my all-time favourites.

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stinkpot
Jan 09, 2017

So so cute!!!!

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csrestall
Dec 27, 2016

This is a fairly basic story about three sibling owls waiting for their mother to return from a night of hunting. The illustrations were nice, however the story was not terribly exciting.

Mariangela_S Feb 11, 2016

Three sibling owls wait for Mom to return from hunting. Children will empathize with the youngest, Bill, as he expresses "I want my Mommy!"

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Sarah, Percy and Bill are baby owls who are missing their mother. This is a reassuring, delightful story for young children.

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Shannondownes
Oct 07, 2015

The audio is a great addition to a sweet story.

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csrestall
Dec 27, 2016

csrestall thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

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csrestall
Dec 27, 2016

Three owls are living with thier mother in a hole in a tree. One night the mother owl goes out hunting and the three sibling owls are left at home. Sarah, Percy, and Bill. Sarah seems to be brave, Percy follows along, and Bill always wants his mother. Eventually the mother owl comes home and all is well.

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