A baby owl leaves the nest one night, explores the world around him, sees his own reflection, and then returns to the safety of home.
Age Range: From 3 to 5
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books, September 2016
Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: Fans of the classic picture book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson will adore this utterly simple picture book in which a baby owl goes off on his first adventure.
With just three or four words per page, this story follows a baby owl one night as he leaves the safety of his nest (Home/Mama/Brother/Sister) and explores the starry world around him (Soar/Glide/Swoop/Swoosh). Inspired by reverso poetry, the words reverse in the middle when the baby owl is startled upon seeing his reflection in the pond (Owl/Sees/Owl). Afraid of it, little owl takes off toward home, soaring over farms and forests (Swoosh/Swoop/Glide/Soar) until he is finally safely home again (Sister/Brother/Mama/Home).
Fans of Jane Yolen s Owl Moon and Martin Waddell s Owl Babies will also love this calming story about an owl s first adventure. School Library Journal, Starred
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