Owl Babies

Author:   Martin Waddell ,  Patrick Benson
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9780744563139


Pages:   32
Publication Date:   02 February 1998
Recommended Age:   From 2 to 12
Format:   Paperback
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A big book edition of Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson's classic, reassuring tale of three loveable little owls home alone. A beautiful big book edition of a bestselling modern classic - perfect for sharing in the classroom - this is the story of three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, who 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! What are those scary noises all around them? What is mum doing? When will she be back? 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.

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Author:   Martin Waddell ,  Patrick Benson
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
Imprint:   Walker Books Ltd
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 42.50cm , Height: 0.50cm , Length: 37.50cm
Weight:   0.575kg
ISBN:  

9780744563139


ISBN 10:   0744563135
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   02 February 1998
Recommended Age:   From 2 to 12
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Waddell's stories treat the fears of the very small with wit and sensitivity ... Benson's pictures are outstanding. The Independent on Sunday Stories about home-alone baby animals don't come more appealing than this. Daily Mail


Stories about home-alone baby animals don't come more appealing than this. * Daily Mail * Waddell's stories treat the fears of the very small with wit and sensitivity ... Benson's pictures are outstanding. * The Independent on Sunday *


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. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell was an aspiring football player for many years, before turning his hand to writing. He is now widely regarded as one of the greatest living children's writers, and has over 220 published titles to his name. He is perhaps best known for Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson and Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; as well as the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark and the Little Bear series, both illustrated by Barbara Firth. In 2004, Martin received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children's literature, the highest career recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books. He lives in Newcastle, County Durham. Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He gained great acclaim for his illustrations in Owl Babies, which has sold over two million copies worldwide, and went on to illustrate The MinPins by Roald Dahl, The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson, The Sea-Thing Child by Russell Hoban and, most recently, Soon by Timothy Knapman. He lives in Hawick, Scotland.

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