This is Owl


This is Owl, but before we begin you may want to turn off the sun and draw in the moon. Thereafter, it seems that Owl needs a little help in closing in on a beetle on his twig. Let’s tilt the book, but carefully! What will happen if we can’t find Owl? Maybe other birds will arrive who assume they’re Owl?

What if there’s another Owl and our Owl is engaged in something with which he needs help? Can you fetch some twigs? What might Owl and other Owl be hiding? It cannot be….

This is Owl is absolutely engrossing. Libby Walden and Jacqui Lee have created a perfect storybook for sharing, laughing over, wondering upon and cherishing. Through inviting readers to engage, and further, by building a sequenced story around Owl, we are completely invested. There is such originality and delight in the varying page sizes, disappearance of Owl, appearance of new curious characters, and our need to  participate. Bookwagon loves this book and recommends it highly to our youngest readers and their families.


This is Owl

Libby Walden and Jacqui Lee

(Caterpillar Books)

This is Owl, someone very special whom we must awaken when we start the book. He needs a tickle. However, Owl is nocturnal, so we must ‘clap three times’ to ‘switch off the sun’. Thankfully, we can ‘draw a moon’ that we can see Owl, where he lives and what’s interesting him. If it’s a beetle, maybe we need to ‘flap the pages‘? However, we’ll have to flap them just the right amount so that Owl doesn’t fall away! What happens thereafter, if we cannot find him, and maybe once he’s recovered he’s engaged in an activity that might need our help?
This is Owl is a curious, fascinating activity book that is perfect for sharing.Thereafter, it reminds this bookseller of the works of Emma Yarlett, such as Dragon Post or Nicola O’Byrne, like The Rabbit, the Dark and the Biscuit Tin. Furthermore, the text and bright-eyed, highly amusing pictures invite young readers to particpate and enjoy, like Happy Birthday to you! Bookwagon LOVES this book!
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