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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Paperback – 6 Oct 2008
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Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all.
About the Author
Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did! Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories are much-loved and have been bestselling children’s books for nearly four decades.
Paul Howard is an extraordinarily talented illustrator who has illustrated many award-winning books from authors such as Allan Ahlberg, Jeanne Willis and Michael Rosen, and has delighted children and reviewers across the world. Paul is probably best known as the illustrator of Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories, which include The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Paul lives in Belfast with his wife, an award winning television producer, and three children. Writing and illustrating his own stories, Paul's authorial debut – Bugville – was published by Egmont in 2012.
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We Was both disappointed at first because I didn't realise it was a "regular" black and white paper book with very little pictures...not what my daughter is use to but my daughter has loved it so far.
I Was planning to just going to read one chapter a night, however she's been asking for more, so night #2 we are already in chapter 4
She already said tonight "I like the dark"
So fingers crossed it's helping and working ;)
Great story, well written, easy and enjoyable to read..
It's great she's using her imagination well but she does keep turning the pages whilst I'm trying to read (tearing the pages) little annoying!!!
I am about to look for another version of the book with pictures
Now for the cd: it's a great addition, especially as it has not been shortened. As we had already purchased (several copies!) of the book (The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark) for our children we can now leave them to listen quietly to the story alone, while they look through the book. Although, I must admit to prefering to either read the story to them myself at bedtime, or sit with them and listen too. Not sure who really enjoys it more!
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