OWL BABIES by Martin Waddell


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Three little white owls perch outside their cozy nest, wishing Mother would come home. In Waddell's simple, repetitive, carefully fashioned text, each is unique: Sarah, the largest, makes comforting remarks; Percy seconds them, but doubtfully; while little Bill just keeps saying, ""I want my mommy!"" Owl Mother does come, of course: ""WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS? You knew I'd come back."" Benson's soft, wide-eyed birds--rendered in delicate pen strokes touched with gentle color that makes the dramatic, dark night seem appropriately awesome--are perfect stand-ins for wise little toddlers who also know Mom will turn up--but still can't help wondering.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0613747801
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick