A charming, reassuring book for any child who has ever worried about Mummy leaving them alone, Owl Babies is a beautifully illustrated and exquisitely executed picture book to warm the cockles of the heart.
As three adorable Owl chicks sit on a branch in the woods their fears and concerns become v...more
It is very apt to read Owl Babies to children around Mother's Day or when discussing the importance of mothers. This is because it emphasises to children the significance attached to having a mother or even maternal figure in their lives. Children will be able to empathise with the feeling of helplessness that the baby owls exp...more
All of the children joined in. The children were highly engaged and interacted with the text to a high degree. This book was an excellent book to read to the children, they started to use their skills of repetition, they are building their literacy skills and there was an element of mathematics involved as well. Great stuff!!
This book is skilfully written which brings different emotions, such as anxiety to the surface. The author does this in such a way that even very young children can relate to these emotions.
The story itself centers on three baby owls that wake up to find out that their mom has gone. They sit and wait for her to come back, all the time they are becoming more and more anxious.
This book highlights the importance of the maternal role for young children. Also it highlights feelings of un...more
By Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson
Owl Babies is beautifully written and illustrated and convey an important message to young children. It is suitable to read this to children when discussing mothers or maternal figures because it emphasizes the importance of these figures in their lives and the children most probably will be able to relate and empathise with this story.
The story is about three owls that are providing each other with comfort and support, whilst looking for their...more
I really liked this book as it had a lovely story with an underlying reassuring messa...more
I like this book because I think that it is extremely relate-able to young children. Children often have trouble being away from their primary caregivers. I also think that this would be a good book to have in the classroom because it has plenty of repetition with the names of the characters, and with some of the lines. The words are simple enough for young young children to understand, but include words to teach children a little more about where Owls live, such as "Twigs" and "Branch"...more
Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
This book is about three owl babies, one named Sarah, another named Percy and the last named Bill. Bill is the youngest and Sarah is the eldest. The three owls live in the woods with their mother owl. One night the mother owl flies off and leaves the three babies in the hollowed out tree. The owls begin to worry about their mother and imagine awful things that could have happened to her. They are so scared that they all pe...more
The three baby owls with their lemon fluffy chick feathers and confused looks are as are cute as they can be. Once there were three baby owls: Sarah and Percy and Bill, the story begins. The three owls live in the hollow of a tree with mother owl. The illustration of mother owl leaning over her chicks is gorgeous.
But then disaster strikes. One night the owl babies wake up and mother owl is gone. The thr...more
This is a book about three baby owls that wake one night to the unknown absence of Owl Mother. Sarah (the oldest) Percy (middle child) and Bill (the youngest) are all astonished to find her absent. Sarah and Percy discuss where she might have gone, while Bill is very upset and just cries that he wants his mum; ‘I want my Mummy’. Eventually the three owls venture outside their hole in the tree and perch on a branch and a piece of ivy. It is evident throughout the story...more
The three owls venture outside to look and wait for their mother and try to think of reasons why she could have gone, whilst comforting each other before her ultimate return at the end.
This is a book that really draws a reader in, the illustrations are very dark in the gloomy setting of the woods but this somehow adds a very secure and comforting feel to...more
The book is enjoyable because the characters ar...more
In my opinion this book could be used to great affect in reception classes where children are experiencing separation anxiety in leaving their mother or father for the first time.
Sarah, Percy and Bill three owl’s have woken up in their nest only to find that their owl mother has left them and they are left to fend for themselves. The siblings provide each other with comfort and support. The baby owl repeats the well known phrase, 'I want my mummy', which in my opinio...more
Each of the three owl babies have their own personalities with Sarah, the biggest, the sensible one, Percy, the middle baby, who is trying to be brave and Bill, the sma...more
Early years children absolutely love this book! As there are some repetitiv...more
It's a story about three owl siblings who awake one night to find that their Mother is not there (she has gone out hunting). The owl babies are upset that their Mother is not there and go outside their nest to wait on a branch, hoping for their Mother to return. The Mother owl does eventually return to the nest and the owl babies.
Although not written in rhyme, the bo...more
As three adorable Owl chicks (Percy, Sarah and Bill) sit on a branch in the woods their fears and concerns become real as they worry that their mummy may not return. The illustrations in the books enhance the mood of the owls as they sit, waiting and thinking about...more
This book is a charming, reassuring book about a Mother Owl who leaves her chicks to find food. It focuses on three adorable Owl chicks who huddle together in the dark woods. They are concerned that their mother will not return and how the chic...more
I first read this book with a year 2 class, who, at the time were looking at different nocturnal animals. I thought this book would be a great addition to help them learn and understand the topic being taught.
It’s a lovely story about three baby owls, Sarah, Percy, Bill and their mother. One night the three baby owls wake up to find that their mother isn’t there. They all come out of their house and sit on branches on the tree. They sit there re...more