The Christmas Owl

The Christmas Owl

by Angela Muse

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BN ID: 2940149009633
Publisher: 4EYESBOOKS
Publication date: 11/03/2013
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 426,589
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

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The Christmas Owl 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful addition for Holiday reading! The tale begins with an injured owl needing refuge. He visits several fellow creatures. Will they help him? Read and discover the answer for yourself. Key issues in this story is trust, understanding, sharing, gratitude and giving. The story is in partial rhyme. It would have been more effective if it had been in total rhyme with the same rhythm in stanzas. However, it still is an effective, entertaining story for toddlers and young elementary age children. Angela Muse is a very talented upcoming children's author. The illustrations are beautifully done - as was the appealing book cover - by talented Helen H. Wu My review of this book gives it a strong Four Stars rating. *I was gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I shared this book with my Grandsons, ages 6 and 9. They were delighted to hear the story of the owl and his special friends. Perfect reading experience with a true lesson of sharing the meaning of a Christmas heart and thinking of others first.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful children's book with amazing illustrations that you will want to see in full color to appreciate them. Remembering that this book is intended for a young audience, I can certainly recommend it. I am always one who appreciates a little more meat in books--even children's books. However, it does point out that hospitality has its benefits, and being kind to others is a good way to live one's life. This also celebrates the owl which has become a much-celebrated part of our current culture. I can recommend this book for young children with absolutely no reservations. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
"The Christmas Owl" is a gentle story written by Angela Muse and beautifully illustrated by Helen H. Wu. It shares the great message that, if you show kindness to strangers, it will be repaid. I found the rhyming story to be a bit forced and clunky at times, and the punctuation to be dubious. There was also an error in vocabulary that I won't point out because most people probably wouldn't notice. I do, however, find this a bit disturbing in a children's book of only 500 words or so. This book would make a lovely Christmas gift for a special child in your life. It encourages the gift of giving, being generous, and being grateful, all of which are great sentiments for this time of the year. I received this book for the purpose of providing an honest review.
bamauthor More than 1 year ago
This short thirty two page book perfectly illustrates the reason for the season! The story presents an owl protagonist who has fallen out of its nest and is now unable to fly. This poor creature hops from place to place seeking refuge from the cold and snow. He meets four animals on his journey, a rabbit, a bat, a mouse and a duck. Each of them is reluctant to share its shelter and questions the owl as to what food will he eat. But the owl does not mean to intrude and makes due with whatever that animal has readily available in their shelter. The next morning the owl departs without notice. On Christmas Eve, he is able to fly again and soars to his nest. However, the first thing he does is fly back to each of his benefactors and drop a gift with a thank you note to each of the Good Samaritans! This story is written in rhyme which is very well written and in smoothly flowing verse. Accompanying the text are gorgeous illustrations done in soft, warm colors which project the warm and cozy feeling of the plot. The faces of the animals appear almost human; personification plays a large role in the story line. For example, the bat is an avid reader of books; the mouse has a very cozy house complete with rugs, furniture and a warm, glowing lantern. Even very young children will understand the message of kindness and the gratification that comes from helping someone in need. The owl’s generosity and extension of friendship and thanks sets up a powerful model lesson for children and adults to follow. I highly recommend this book for children aged three to adults and as an excellent addition to a home library, classroom reading shelf, or the public library. The author and illustrator have done a wonderful job of merging images and story line. This book is sure to become a favorite Christmas story to be reread every year. Personally, I can’t wait to read this one to my grandchildren!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review. I have to say this was a fun book to read.  You are following an owl whose neighbors are very willing to be kind and let him stay with them even though they seem a bit weary of him! Only to be paid back in kindness every year! With this book you learn that is good to always be kind and helpful to those even if you do not know them. This is a must read for all to learn about being helpful to others when they need it, to being kind. The illustrations were done perfectly.  K's favorite part was where the Owl was giving Christmas Presents to all the animals that helped him out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story with lovely illustrations!