Good-Night, Owl!

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Owl couldn't sleep — not while the bees were buzzing, the crows croaking, the starlings chittering, and the jays creaming. Every time there seemed to be some peace and quite, someone else landed in the hollow tree and woke Owl up again. Would Owl ever get any rest?
Pat Hutchins's simple, cumulative story ends with a surprising twist that will send children off to sleep laughing.

Because all the ...

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Owl couldn't sleep — not while the bees were buzzing, the crows croaking, the starlings chittering, and the jays creaming. Every time there seemed to be some peace and quite, someone else landed in the hollow tree and woke Owl up again. Would Owl ever get any rest?
Pat Hutchins's simple, cumulative story ends with a surprising twist that will send children off to sleep laughing.

Because all the other animals' noises keep him from sleeping, Owl watches for a chance to take his revenge.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When poor Owl's attempts at sleep are constantly thwarted by other animals' sounds, he pays his colleagues back in kind and enjoys having the last screech. Ages 2-5. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Owl is trying to sleep, but with the bees, squirrels and jays making so much noise, he can barely close his eyes. But at night, when his noisy neighbors are sleeping, Owl has the last-and very loud-word. The dramatic build-up and funny ending as well as the expressive faces of the animal characters makes this an engaging book for adult reader and child listener alike. 1990 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689713712
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/30/1990
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 151,894
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Hutchins is the author and illustrator of many popular picture books, including Rosie’s Walk; Good-Night, Owl; Titch; and The Wind Blew, for which she won the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in London, England.

Pat Hutchins is the author and illustrator of many popular picture books, including Rosie’s Walk; Good-Night, Owl; Titch; and The Wind Blew, for which she won the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in London, England.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Fun story

    My 3 yr old granddaughter loved this story when the childrens' librarian read it at family storytime. She told the story without the book, but She wanted to have it at home to read. Loves it!

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