Owl Babies

Author: Waddell, Martin/Benson, Patrick, Publisher: Walker Books

A radiant picture book that will strike a chord with all young children.

Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait... Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does and they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.

  • "Touchingly beautiful ... Drawn with exquisite delicacy ... The perfect picture book."The Guardian
  • Over two million copies of the book sold worldwide!

About the author

Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living writers of books for children. His work includes the multi-million- belling Big and Little Bear series. He has won many awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award for services to Children s Literature in 2004. Martin lives in Northern Ireland.

About the illustrator

Patrick Benson is one of the finest children s illustrators working today and won the Mother Goose Award in 1984 and the Kurt Maschler Award in 1995 for "The Little Boat". He is also the illustrator of Herman Melville s "Moby Dick".

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Year Level Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1
ISBN 9780744531671