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With a gentle rhyming text that makes it a particular pleasure to read this picture book, though it’s perfect bedtime reading, ends as dawn breaks. Everyone is fast sleep but Little Owl has work to do: she must fly right around the world blowing out the stars, one by one. From Africa to Antarctica the animals are snoozing when Little Owl spots a shooting star and follows it across jungles and deserts until she finally catches up with it just before the sun rises. Migy Blanco’s illustrations capture the vastness of the night sky, but Little Owl remains a friendly, reassuring presence. After such an exciting journey little children will be happy to snuggle down, but this could also be the ideal book to read over breakfast. ~ Andrea Reece
While all the other animals sleep through the night, Little Owl has work to do - she needs to blow the stars out one by one to make way for morning. A reassuring picture book that will have little ones ready for a peaceful night's sleep.
|Publication date:||2nd March 2017|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Collections:||40 Great Bedtime Stories for the Under 5s,|
Karl Newson is a talented new name in children’s books who lives in London. He writing stories on a variety of topics, from quiet bedtime reads, to wild, imaginative, wondrous tales. The sometimes writer of short poems, Karl loves to gaze at the stars and wonder why… and always gets his best ideas just before bed. Karl is the author of Here Comes the Sun, Fum, Little Grey's Birthday Surprise and A Bear is a Bear. I am a Tiger is his first picture book with Macmillan.More About Karl Newson