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Owl Babies

Written by Martin Waddell

Illustrated by Patrick Benson

Books for Babies and Toddlers Books of the Month Featured Books for 3+ readers Animals

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September 2017 Book of the Month

Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This beautiful 25th anniversary edition is a book to treasure. ~ Julia Eccleshare

 

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Owl Babies Synopsis

A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, Owl Babies reassures young children that Mummy will always come home. The perfect picture book Guardian A special 25th anniversary edition of a bestselling modern classic, Owl Babies is a comforting read for any toddler who has ever worried about mum leaving them alone, or any child starting pre-school for the very first time. Sarah, Percy and Bill the baby owls wake one night to find their mother gone. And as the darkness gathers and they perch patiently on their branch waiting for her return, oh how they worry! Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mum been so sensitively told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale from picture book masters, Patrick Benson and Martin Waddell and, with a foreword and gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.

Owl Babies Press Reviews

'A perfect bedtime story' - The Irish Times

"The perfect picture book" Guardian

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ISBN: 9781406374377
Publication date: 01/08/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781406349573
Publication date: 1st August 2017
Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Animals
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Martin Waddell

As a childI was read to a lot as a child by people who knew how to read stories. These stories came alive for me, and the love of story has stayed with me ever since. As an adultI've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne. As an artistI work in an old stone barn ...

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