Owl Babies: Candlewick Storybook Animations

Owl Babies: Candlewick Storybook Animations

by Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson
     
 

A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mommy will always come home.

When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can’t help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations capture the worried owls as they wait—and the joyous flapping and bouncing and dancing that greet her

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A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mommy will always come home.

When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can’t help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations capture the worried owls as they wait—and the joyous flapping and bouncing and dancing that greet her return.

Includes:
*A full-color paperback picture book
*A DVD inside the front flap, featuring a fully animated story
*A sheet of reusable stickers

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michele C. Hughes
Illustrations steal the show in this sweet story about owl babies who miss their mother. The woodcut-like drawings capture the soft fluffiness of the white owls, the vast, dark night in which they watch and wait, and the delicately veined leaves that surround their home. Somehow, the owls look simultaneously real and anthropomorphized, and this draws the reader into their world and their predicament. When three owl babies awaken to find their mother missing, they each have a different reaction. Sarah, the natural leader, reassures her siblings that their absent mother will return. Percy dutifully follows her lead, seconding her assertions. Little Bill, on the other hand, can only repeat, "I want my mommy!" in his owlish anguish. Simple language moves the story along to a comforting end, which makes this an ideal bedtime story. Consistent characterizations and the steadfastness of the mother owl are reassuring. The accompanying ten-minute DVD includes a lightly animated version of the book, read by a narrator, as well as a short film of the author talking about his work. A sticker page at the end adds another dimension to the book. Reviewer: Michele C. Hughes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763650421
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Series:
Candlewick Storybook Animation Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
254,432
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

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