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
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
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!!
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
The book is enjoyable because the characters ar...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
Children in a nursery or reception setting can...more
This is a lovely story to read to Nursery and Reception classes. Most children will be able to relate to the st...more
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
The repetition of the phase ‘I...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
Discuss with the children how they would feel when mommy
leave them with other family members, like grandma