Owl Babies

By Martin Waddell; Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763617103, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2002

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Description
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.



About the Author
Martin Waddell is the award-winning author of many books for children, including "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?" and the other Little Bear books, illustrated by Barbara Firth, "Farmer Duck, " illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and "Owl Babies, " illustrated by Patrick Benson. He lives in Northern Ireland.

Patrick Benson won the Mother Goose Award for his illustration of William Mayne's "Hob Stories". He has illustrated more than twenty books, including "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell and "Mole and the Baby Bird" by Marjorie Newman, a Christopher Award winner.
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