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Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan
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Jan 31, 2012

really liked it
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Little Owl's Night is a wonderful story written by Divya Srinivasan through the eye's of an owl. It was published in 2011 by Penguin Book. It is a simple story about the different events that happen in the forest that many nocturnal animals witness, but other animals miss out on because they are asleep. During the night, Owl tries to wake up the sleeping animals to show them night life and the moon. After Owl describes the beautiful night life of the forest, the mother bat starts to tell the story of morning. By the time mother bat got around to telling about the day, Owl was missing out because he was already asleep. It is a simple tale; therefore it is very appropriate for children and could have been in the running for the Caldecott award. There are not many words on the pages because the illustrations tell most of the story. The pictures are unique because certain features of the animals are so big and they are all very animated, even when they are stationary. The background of each picture is black, so the colors and details of the animals will jump off the pages and grab the attention of all children. This book could have easily won the Caldecott award because of the uniqueness, quality, and storytelling ability of the illustrations.
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