A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting ...
A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all. Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.
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Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine and cover may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can This item was a donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington. Thanks for your order from Goodwill of Greater Washington.
This is a delightful book with great illustrations aimed at the younger reader.
However, in this edition, which has more pictures than the full text version, much of the humour is cut out from the text. It appears that the text has been slimmed down in order to make it simpler for younger children, which for me is a shame as the humour which really touches young children is sorely missed.
Mar 24, 2011
"The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark"
I really loved this story! I'm a big fan of owls. I just love them! This is a wonderful story about an owl who is afraid of the dark and why we shouldn't be.
Mar 25, 2010
A Great Book
Wonderful story for children. I loved it as a child and I still love it as a adult. A good read :)
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