Thursday, September 6, 2012

Children's Book Review: The Little White Owl

My first-grader checked this one out at her school library and insisted on reading it as soon as she got home.  Since then, both my 4-year-old and my 2-year-old have requested re-reads.
The little white owl lives all alone, enjoying the stars, the snow, and strawberry jam.  Most importantly, "his head was full of happy stories."  One day, he decides to go exploring.  On his journey, he comes across a group of beautiful, multi-colored owls.  He's thrilled to meet them, but they don't want to play--they're too worried about mussing up their feathers.  They're really quite a boring group, but he wins his way into their hearts by telling them some stories.  His stories excite and energize them.  Before long, they're journeying with him.
The illustrations in this book are bright and colorful, just gorgeous.  My kids kept exclaiming over them and pointing out various details.  And what's not to love about a book where stories transform boring lives into something exciting?  A great lesson!

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