Owl and the Woodpecker

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From Brian Wildsmith comes a new, paperback version of one of his best-loved tales, The Owl and the Woodpecker. The bold, brilliant colors and intriguing patterns, trademarks of all of Wildsmith's stories are here, along with a story that draws the young reader into the forest to meet the Owl, the Woodpecker, and all of their friends. As the Owl and the Woodpecker learn to resolve their differences, the young reader is provided with a valuable lesson in problem-solving and the value of friendship. This new ...
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Overview


From Brian Wildsmith comes a new, paperback version of one of his best-loved tales, The Owl and the Woodpecker. The bold, brilliant colors and intriguing patterns, trademarks of all of Wildsmith's stories are here, along with a story that draws the young reader into the forest to meet the Owl, the Woodpecker, and all of their friends. As the Owl and the Woodpecker learn to resolve their differences, the young reader is provided with a valuable lesson in problem-solving and the value of friendship. This new paperback edition is sure to bring Wildsmith and his delightful story to an even wider audience.

The owl and the woodpecker are anything but friendly neighbors until the day a storm hits their forest.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
A woodpecker works all night and sleeps all day in his tree. One day an owl moves next door; the owl likes to work all night and sleep all day. Owl wants sleep and would prefer Woodpecker stop his noise! Owl begins to make lots of noise complaining about the Woodpecker. The forest animals suggest that Owl move; Owl does not want to move as he likes living in this particular tree. The animals decide to move the tree and end Owl's complaining about Woodpecker. When a great storm threatens the tree and the Owl's life, Woodpecker's noise saves Owl. Upon first glance, this story about living with others appears very busy, and the two birds not very likeable. However, on a second glance, Wildsmith's bright, almost frenetic illustrations enhance the birds' actions. Each picture bursts with color and movement. The placement of the text enhances what each animal says. The story ends rather abruptly as Woodpecker and Owl become friends. In spite of this, the story can provide lessons in art, and discussions about neighbors for early elementary readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595720504
  • Publisher: Star Bright Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 783,786
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    wonderful story

    this is a great story of how we each have our differances, but are alike also... wonderful parallel for children

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2003

    Great book for kids!!

    I read this book to my child when she was about 4. To begin with, this book has the most beautiful artwork. The coloring is bold, rich & bright! That is one of the things my child & I both really enjoyed. The story is one all of us, as human beings, can learn from -- how to compromise with others, even those who are really different from you; and that even though we are different, we all need many of the same things. My child and I read hundreds of books and this was one of our all time favorites - especially mom's!

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