The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thinghe 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 Fa...more
This is a lovely short book about the coming of age of a loveable young Barn owl. Plop think's he is afraid of the dark but with gentle and determined encouragement from his mum he ventures out each day (each time a little later) to find out more about the Dark. He soon learns that it's not as bad as he thought and he makes new friends along the...more
I imagine reading this book with KS1...more
An excellent book for the four to five year old plus range, Jill Tomlinson has created a heart warming tale with a comforting underlying tone about facing our fears of the unknown. Th...more
"The Owl who was afraid of the dark” tells a story of an owl called plop, who is afraid of the dark and so does no want to go hunting. In order to help plops fears his parents send him out in the evenings where he meets different people who tell him stories which helps his fear of the dark.
I would say the age range for this book would be between 3-7. It’s a book which children can relate to as it is a book that can help to tackle a child’s fear of the dark.
Children can also come up with solution...more
Nice story read this with my son who is 7 years and also does not like the dark very much, so we had lots of conversati...more
A wonderful story about a little Barn owl called Plop who is afraid of the dark. Plop meets many people and animals in the story that help him to see the wonder of the night-time and darkness. By the end of the story Plop is a happy night bird, hunting with Mummy owl and Daddy owl.
There were a few things, aside from the story itself, which I really loved about this book. One was that whole idea of an owl being afraid of the dark...more
"It's a Catherine wheel!" said the little boy
"Actually," said the Catherine Wheel, "I'm a barn owl."
How lovely is that?
'That was nice, what was is?' became somthing of a catchphrase in my house; and in no time at all arguments were being held based on the fact that 'My dinner space is full up but my pudding space isn't!'
So thank you to Plop the loveable owl, and Jill Tomlinson for this delightful story.
My other half bought me an early edition of this book as a present and it will always be one of my favourite keepsakes!
This book is just delightful, the story is wonderful and is beautifully written.
It is such a creative story; just so very cute. Great Imagery! And the narra...more