10 December 2012

I could never tire of reading books to my children although some of the stories they choose I would prefer not to read over and over again.  One book I could never tire of reading is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell.

The story is about three baby owls who wake to find that there mother has gone.  They are all worried and are not sure whether she will come back.  The story, for me flows beautifully as if written in prose and there is one line repeated on each page which children can join in with.

The story covers topic which can be a cause of worry to young children, is mummy or daddy going to come back when they go away.  The owls find comfort in each other as the attempt to make sense of what is going on and whether mummy will return.  The picture depicting their return is wonderful in its animation, showing their delight that she has come back as they hoped she would.

The author, Martin Waddell has written many other lovely books such as Snow Bears and Can't you Sleep, Little Bear but Owl Babies is my favourite.

Apologies for the terrible pictures it has been really gloomy here today....

Joining in with The Children's Bookshelf a weekly sharing or all things related to children's books.


  1. My 2.5 year old LOVES this book! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Please come again soon :)

  2. Owl Babies is a perennial favorite. And for good reason, what a wonderful book. Thanks for linking up at The Children's Bookshelf.


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