The Owl and the Woodpecker

The Owl and the Woodpecker

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by Brian Wildsmith
     
 

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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 theSee more details below

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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 paperback edition is sure to bring Wildsmith and his delightful story to an even wider audience.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531015537
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1972
Pages:
32
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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