Owen

Owen

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by Kevin Henkes
     
 

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Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. Fuzzy goes where I go, said Owen. But Mrs. Tweezers disagreed. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket. Owen disagreed. No matter what Mrs. Tweezers came up with, Blanket Fairies or vinegar, Owen had the answer. But when school started, Owen't mother knew just what to do, and everyone — Owen, Fuzzy, and even Mrs. Tweezers…  See more details below

Overview

Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. Fuzzy goes where I go, said Owen. But Mrs. Tweezers disagreed. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket. Owen disagreed. No matter what Mrs. Tweezers came up with, Blanket Fairies or vinegar, Owen had the answer. But when school started, Owen't mother knew just what to do, and everyone — Owen, Fuzzy, and even Mrs. Tweezers — was happy.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A worthy addition to Henkes's ( Chester's Way ; Julius, the Baby of the World ) impressive, engaging oeuvre, this animated tale takes up the case of a wee mouse's devotion to a no-longer-fuzzy blanket named Fuzzy. Imbued with Henkes's characteristically understated humor, spry text and brightly hued watercolor-and-ink pictures chronicle how Owen's next-door neighbor, Mrs. Tweezers, suggests to Owen's parents a series of ploys to separate their son--who is soon to start school--from Fuzzy. The ingenious mouse foils each attempt, until his resourceful mother stumbles upon ``an absolutely wonderful, positively perfect, especially terrific idea.'' With some snipping and sewing, she transforms the beloved blanket into a batch of very portable handkerchiefs, a stratagem that not only keeps Owen happy but manages to silence the meddling Mrs. Tweezers. Even youngsters unattached to a Fuzzy-like object will feel a kinship with the winningly wily Owen--and parents of the attached may find a useful solution to an age-old dilemma. Ages 3-up. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Beginning school for the first time can be scary. Young readers can help a brother or sister by telling them what school is like and what to expect. They can also read Henkes' book to them. Owen is a mouse who's afraid to face kindergarten without his fuzzy blanket. A nosy, pushy neighbor tries to get Owen's parents to do all kinds of horrible things until finally, Owen's mother comes up with "an absolutely wonderful, positively perfect, especially terrific" solution to the problem. The only thing better than this book would be having a big sister or big brother willing to share lots of school experiences and good ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788424115197
Publisher:
Everest de Ediciones y Distribucion, S. L.
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Series:
Coleccion Rascacielos Series
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
130,189
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Owen and Waiting; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Penny and Her Marble and for Waiting. His other books include Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

www.kevinhenkes.com

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Owen and Waiting; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Penny and Her Marble and for Waiting. His other books include Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

www.kevinhenkes.com

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Madison, Wisconsin
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1960
Place of Birth:
Racine, Wisconsin
Education:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Website:
http://www.kevinhenkes.com

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