The Little White Owl

The Little White Owl

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by Tracey Corderoy
     
 

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Once there was a little white owl who lived by himself in the snow. He didn't have a mommy. He didn't have a daddy. He didn't even have a name. But he didn't really mind too much. His head was full of happy stories... From bestselling illustrator, Jane Chapman, comes a touching story that celebrates the differences and the beauty inside each of us.

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Once there was a little white owl who lived by himself in the snow. He didn't have a mommy. He didn't have a daddy. He didn't even have a name. But he didn't really mind too much. His head was full of happy stories... From bestselling illustrator, Jane Chapman, comes a touching story that celebrates the differences and the beauty inside each of us.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—A little white owl has no parents, no name, and few possessions, but he has the courage to explore the world and meet new friends. He does it through storytelling, even when facing the most reluctant of listeners. Setting out with his backpack, he swoops down from the sky to meet a group of colorful owls. Although they shun him at first, they eventually become immersed in his tales of adventure and fantasy. When he leaves, they follow him home, and when he sits under the stars drinking cocoa and eating toast, they keep him company. The little white owl's enthusiasm for life is as obvious as the rainbow of colored feathers on the bigger owls. The belief in the magic of stories is catching and continues to the very end of this book. This tale could be read aloud in a storyhour about owls, friendship, or acceptance, or to encourage storytelling.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Kirkus Reviews
In the middle of a snowy wilderness, there lives a little white owl, all by himself, with just his teddy bear. But his head is full of happy stories and he's got lots of toast to nibble, so he's never lonely. One day, he notices that the big blue sky seems to stretch on forever, so he decides to check it out. He flies to a forest of the prettiest trees, where a parliament of beautiful owls, with perfect bright feathers in a spectrum of colors, lives. They daren't move for fear of marring their feathers, but they're not shy to tell the little white owl how plain he looks. The little white owl shares his toast and declares that he does have colors, in his heart, and proves it with magical tales that bring smiles to his listeners. Soon they're spreading their wings. This fuzzy fable seems unclear of its message--fine feathers aren't all they're cracked up to be? stories have the power to liberate? always travel with a toaster?--though Corderoy's prose is lyrical (if treacly) and Chapman'sillustrations arepretty enough. (Picture book. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848950863
Publisher:
Little Tiger Press
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Sales rank:
131,778
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Little White Owl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BekahRW More than 1 year ago
The lonely little white owl, is overall a happy owl. He decides to take a trip far from his snowy tree. He finds a flock of colorful, vain, lazy owls who at first don't want to include him. He tells them wonderful stories, and they realize that this plain little owl has much to offer! A great reminder that beauty is on the inside!