Reader Reviewed There's an Owl in My Towel by Julia Donaldson
  

There's an Owl in My Towel

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb have already created the wonderful picture book Paper Dolls, and their new board books are really very special indeed. Baby’s day is depicted over five spreads. It follows a normal routine – playing, having breakfast, going out in the pram, bath-time then bed – but baby spots a hare on the chair, a mole in the breakfast bowl, a lamb in the pram and an owl in the towel! Lift the flap and each animal is sent back home, except for the ted in the bed, invited to stay and have a cuddle. Baby’s life is beautifully described in these short lines, while Cobb’s illustrations delicately capture every action and emotion. It end with an action song for toddlers, a chance for them to pretend to be the animals, and a perfectly formed nursery rhyme. ~ Andrea Reece

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Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Elissa Watkin, age 3 - 'Another lovely story from Julia Donaldson. Simple and fun, easy for children to follow this sweet rhyming story.'
  • Amelia, age 3 - 'Truly delightful book, beautifully illustrated. Perfect for little hands to hold with sturdy lift the flaps.'
  • Jack age 4, and mum Emma - 'We loved this book!.. He also thoroughly enjoyed the song and now asks for this as his bedtime song. A really lovely book.'
  • Eva Limbert aged 3, and mum Victoria - 'this would be perfect for children between 1 and 2 as they would be able to join in and learn some of the things that happen. More Julia Donaldson magic!'

Synopsis

There's an Owl in My Towel by Julia Donaldson

There's an Owl in My Towel is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls - with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide. It's tricky to have breakfast when there's a mole in your bowl! Gentle humour abounds as one baby's every activity is thwarted by a variety of surprising animals. But who wouldn't be happy to find a ted in their bed? Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful 'There's an Owl in My Towel' song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune. Also by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: It's a Little Baby The Paper Dolls

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About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffaloand The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Book Info

Format

Board book
12 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

19th May 2016

ISBN

9781447251804

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