Little Owl lives in a hollow statue in a park, but although no one knows of his strange home or ever sees him during the day, he is basically a sociable little bird and likes to watch the people who live in the house at the edge of the park. This, of course, he does at night when owls are awake. He joins the ranks of the numberiese storybook animal heroes when he discovers a fire on the roof of the house and warns the just in time. The story is run-of-the -mill, but the pictures are large, bright and clear and have the quality of pictures which children themselves like to paint. They give the book its greatest attraction.