Baby Owl

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As their nest becomes more and more crowded, the baby great horned owls stretch and flap impatiently. But they can't fly just yet. Even if one of them falls from the tree and must find its own shelter on the ground, the little one still depends on its parents' care. There are many weeks to go before the young chicks will be strong enough to fly away and find homes of their own.

As their nest becomes more and more crowded, the baby great horned owls stretch and flap ...

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Overview

As their nest becomes more and more crowded, the baby great horned owls stretch and flap impatiently. But they can't fly just yet. Even if one of them falls from the tree and must find its own shelter on the ground, the little one still depends on its parents' care. There are many weeks to go before the young chicks will be strong enough to fly away and find homes of their own.

As their nest becomes more and more crowded, the baby great horned owls stretch and flap impatiently. But they can't fly just yet. Even if one of them falls from the tree and must find its own shelter on the ground, the little one still depends on its parents' care. There are many weeks to go before the young chicks will be strong enough to fly away and find homes of their own.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Do you or someone you know want to learn more about the great horned owl and its offspring? This is the perfect place to start. One of the best features of this non-fiction book is that it reads like a story, capturing readers' attention and informing them at the same time. In addition, the high-quality photographs taken from a platform near the owls' nest will help readers to feel as if they are actually near the beautiful animals featured. The text follows the arrival of three baby great horned howls into the world, from the time their mother warms their unhatched eggs with her featherless tummy to the first uneasy flight of the oldest offspring. Readers learn about the first lazy days of the owlets, sleeping and eating and sleeping some more, and their hard-working mother whose job it is to keep the nest clean. Besides a well-written and educational text, the first few pages of the book include a letter from the author and photographer, a husband and wife team, and a table of contents. The last few pages of the book include a bulleted list of extra informational tidbits, an index, and a biography of the author and photographer. This book would make an excellent supplement in a classroom nature lesson or would work well as a story time book, especially for teachers or librarians who want to introduce non-fiction books to their students. 2004, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ages 4 to 8.
—Ramirose Attebury Wendt
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-In the first title, Lang describes a female ground squirrel as she gives birth to five "pinkies" while tucked into a burrow during the winter and elaborates on the pups' growth into independent animals. For three years Lang and Lynch observed a ground squirrel colony's habits and photographed their subjects. The amazing full-color pictures clearly chronicle the youngsters' development on the Western Canadian prairie. The second book features great horned owls observed from a blind and similarly photographed, starting from the hatch of three owlets to the time when they are able to live independently. The roles of both parents and the chicks' activities and needs are brought into close focus and shown in the brilliant photos. Ending with a series of "Did You Know?" facts about the animals, these attractive and informative titles are useful additions.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550417982
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/22/2004
  • Series: Nature Babies
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 1,432,987
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Aubrey Lang has been a science writer and wildlife photographer for the past 25 years and a freelance writer for more than fifteen years.

Wayne Lynch began work as a full-time science writer and photographer in 1979. Today he is the author of numerous award-winning books and television documentaries, one of Canada's best-known and most widely published photographers, and a popular guest lecturer. His books include Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Mountain Bears, A is for Arctic, and Penguins of the World. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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