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1. Owl Moon
2. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable
3. Owl Babies: Candlewick Storybook
4. The Owl & Moon Cafe: A Novel
5. Owl at Home (I Can Read Book 2)
6. Good-Night, Owl!
7. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
8. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
9. The Littlest Owl
10. Owls in the Family (Novel Units)
11. Owls of the United States and
12. Owls
13. Wow! Said the Owl
14. Downtown Owl: A Novel
15. Owls (Kids Can Press Wildlife
16. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the
17. The Owl and the Pussycat
18. There's an Owl in the Shower
19. The Book of North American Owls
20. Little Owl Lost

1. Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen
Hardcover: 32 Pages (1987-10-23)
list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$8.45
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Asin: 0399214577
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"As expansive as the broad sweep of the great owl's wings and as close and comforting as a small hand held on a wintry night . . . The visual images have a sense of depth and seem to invite readers into this special nighttime world."--School Library Journal, starred review. Full color. 1988 Caldecott Medal Book.Amazon.com Review
Among the greatest charms of children is their ability to view asimple activity as a magical adventure. Such as a walk in the woods late atnight. Jane Yolen captures this wonderment in a book whose charm rises fromits simplicity. "It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime,when Pa and I went owling." The two walked through the woods withnothing but hope and each other in a journey that will fascinate many achild. John Schoenherr's illustrations help bring richness to the countrysideadventure. The book won the 1988 Caldecott Medal. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Gentle Story
I've been gathering a collection of the Caldecott medal winners for my son and I to read together. I haven't found a dud among them. This story is so gentle just like a moonlight walk with your dad.

4-0 out of 5 stars Owl Moon
Great book, and recieved quick.A little disappointed in the rating of the item.There were a few more dings and marks than I had expected.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a treasure!
This is a truly delightful book. When I bought it for my (then 26-month son) some months back, he found it "too scary" - the idea of walking in the woods at night was a little much for him, I think. However, after several months passed he asked that I read him the book again, and now can't get enough of it. He sits riveted as we learn how the child in the book goes owling with her father, just as her brothers had in the past. We learn that one needs to be both quiet and brave when you go owling, and that words don't need to be spoken to relay the excitement that one feels when owling. Best of all is the way my son lets out a gasp of excitement when at last we see the owl. This is a beautifully illustrated book and a wonderfully told story. A treasure for nature-loving children of many ages.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful nature book!
this is amoung our top favorite nature books!It shows a son and father enjoying nature together, observing and interacting with nature.Captures my sons attention every time and that is a trick! (3 yrs old, active boy)The book is a story but simple.Very descriptive.Not rhyming but still very simplistic and yet richly detailed.Son has found it a little bit scary as it describes a dark night, adventure in the woods, lonely train whistles and dog howls, but since the boy in the book isn't scared and nothing bad is actually wrong or happens he just finds it a little exciting.He has begun making the owl calls with me and enjoys that part so much I have added in some extras!Great teaching about hikes, quiet when observing nature, interacting with nature and observing nature.Simple and yet a complete description of the experiences.Teaches maturity in nature watching and that it is a treat to do so for the older, well behaved child.Of course, playing outside and being in nature hardly requires quiet manners but watching and interacting with wildlife does, which is what this book addresses.

The illustrations are perfect for the story.Son likes to see what is not obvious such as a fox watching them walk by.Opportunity for mentioning nocturnal animals.Also, nice to mention that although a preditor no interaction with humans and each just pass each other by.Also, good for re inforcing being observant when in nature as what is there that is hard to see or standing queitly off to the side?

Wonderful children's nature book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Owl Moon
I was very happy with each copy of Owl Moon that I ordered.I received the books within the time promised. ... Read more

2. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
by Stacey O'Brien
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-06-02)
list price: US$15.00 -- used & new: US$2.51
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Asin: 1416551778
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability to fly was forever compromised, and he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien, a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together.

With both a tender heart and a scientist's eye, O'Brien studied Wesley's strange habits intensively and first-hand -- and provided a mice-only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk (28,000 over the owl's lifetime). As Wesley grew, she snapped photos of him at every stage like any proud parent, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold-and-white, macho adult owl with a heart-shaped face and an outsize personality that belied his 18-inch stature. Stacey and Wesley's bond deepened as she discovered Wesley's individual personality, subtle emotions, and playful nature that could also turn fiercely loyal and protective -- though she could have done without Wesley's driving away her would-be human suitors!

O'Brien also brings us inside the prestigious research community, a kind of scientific Hogwarts where resident owls sometimes flew freely from office to office and eccentric, brilliant scientists were extraordinarily committed to studying and helping animals; all of them were changed by the animal they loved. As O'Brien gets close to Wesley, she makes important discoveries about owl behavior, intelligence, and communication, coining the term "The Way of the Owl" to describe his inclinations: he did not tolerate lies, held her to her promises, and provided unconditional love, though he was not beyond an occasional sulk. When O'Brien develops her own life-threatening illness, the biologist who saved the life of a helpless baby bird is herself rescued from death by the insistent love and courage of this wild animal.

Enhanced by wonderful photos, Wesley the Owl is a thoroughly engaging, heartwarming, often funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty. It is sure to be cherished by animal lovers everywhere. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wesley the Owl
This book was very heart warming and really made me apreciate that every living creature deserves respect, has dignity and feelings. Also, we all inhabit this earth together and it is a priviledge to be alive with all these wonderful animals! It reaffirmed the message that we all need love and understanding,even if we have feathers! It was an excellent read that made me both laugh and cry.I recommend it to everyone 12 and up. It would also make a great gift...trust me you wont be disapointed.It is a true story, a touching love story about an Owl and his girl...

5-0 out of 5 stars Remarkable Wesley
Never did I EVER think a book about a barn owl could be so entertaining and at the same time informative. What a lesson in the uniqueness of an owl and how courageous of Stacey to take on the responsibility of Wesley from hatchling to death. I couldn't put the book down.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for animal lovers everywhere!!!
I picked "Wesley" up and could not put it down, reading straight through the entire weekend. Totally captivating! This book was pitched as a sort of "if you love marley and me, you'll love wesley the owl", but its so much smarter than that. The authors incredibly unique story is in and of itself worth the read, but the combination of great logical scientific information woven into enjoyable story telling makes this one of my favorite books.

I highly recommend it for anyone who loves their pets, loves their pets like children, appreciates biology and even those who loved "Marley and Me".

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!
I am always looking for fun, easy to read, engrossing books. I especially love books about animals and their people. This book kept my attention from the beginning. It was definitely not written in this day and age but still enjoyable. Remarkable what animals can do.

5-0 out of 5 stars 10 Stars Plus! ************
I loved this book & cannot say enough great things about it!One of the best books I've ever read & I've read thousands by now.The End made me bawl my eyes out but the author does not elaborate or make it too tough for soft hearted readers.She simply has to tell the complete story of this owl she fell so much in love with & that loved her back just as much.I read The End first so I could prepare myself.I fell in love with Wesley as well & I thought of this book for days on end after I read it.Which is the true core of a great book when it remains with you. This book made me love the author as well & I am so impressed with her love for this owl & all the love she lavished on him & the great care she gave him. It truly is a remarkable love story.I have had pets my entire life & I understood everything this author wrote.I still have an old dog that is 12 now that I fell in love with as a puppy & I feel the same way about her as Stacey did her beloved Wesley.I just wish dogs could live to be 19.I discovered so much knowledge about owls, especially barn owls, that I never knew & it was all so very interesting.My work is affiliated with an animal park & one of the ladies out there works with a barn owl.The first time I saw her picture I was so drawn to this little heart shaped face & those beautiful eyes.

I recommend this book to anyone that dearly loves animals.I wish this author could have been my sister.I would have been so proud to have her as family.She is to be commended for all those years she spent with Wesley & the wonderful & loving home she provided for him.He was so lucky to have her & she in turn was so very lucky to have Wesley.So many parts of this book made me laugh, especially picturing him walking down the hall into the bathroom.When he'd hear her in the bathtub, he'd want in there so he could play in the water.I laughed when he'd fix up a nest & give her his mating call & picturing him after the toilet lid was left up accidentally & he'd been playing in it.This was about the cutest book there ever was & Stacey O'Brien, I commend you.What a fine human being you are & please try to only remember those precious 19 yrs. you were blessed with Wesley.You did everything you could & more & he lived to be older than what most owls can even live.That was because of your excellent care.We all have to pass on & Wesley lived the fullest & happiest life that he could have.I'm sure you will miss him the rest of your life.Thank you for writing this book & bringing me the pleasure of knowing about your life with that beautiful little guy.God bless you & I do hope you & Wesley can see each other again one day. ... Read more

3. Owl Babies: Candlewick Storybook Animations
by Martin Waddell
Paperback: 32 Pages (2010-08-10)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$5.79
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Asin: 0763650420
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mommy will always come home.

When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can’t help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations capture the worried owls as they wait—and the joyous flapping and bouncing and dancing that greet her return.

*A full-color paperback picture book
*A DVD inside the front flap, featuring a fully animated story
*A sheet of reusable stickers ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Owl Babies
I am especially fond of this book because I am a Small Family Daycare Provider. The sentiment of Owl Babies is sweet and engaging It's hopeful for little ones who understand mommy leaves sometimes, but always comes back. The pure joy of the reunion is blissfully illustrated. I've been reading this book to 2-3 year olds for years and I still get excited by the ending :) Also, because it's a favorite, I give a copy to each child when he/she graduates.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book
This is a great little book that comes with an owl stuffed toy.My daughter is having a baby and she collects owl, so this was a great book for her.She had requested the book, but I found the book and toy set and really surprised her.

3-0 out of 5 stars This is UK version
I was trying to purchase the cd version I had checked out of the library - read by Lorelei King - and this is not it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Scared both of my children to tears
I was given this book when my eldest daughter was 14 months. The first time we read it, she broke into tears. After this happened again, we put the book away. Last week, my 18 month old read this book at a play group and started crying as well. This is unusual behavior for my otherwise strong girls. It just was not appropriate for their age. It is odd that a board book is recommended for 4 - 8 year olds.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cute, quick read for my son
My son likes owls so I bought this book and "Ollie" the Owl for him for Christmas.He is two and seems really interested in the pictures and story.The story is three owls wake up and their mommy is not there, it's dark and they're scared.It's good on many levels - mommy comes back, there was no reason for all the fuss, no need to be afraid of the dark, etc.So, if you're having nighttime or separation anxiety problems, it's a good story to help reinforce that it's ok.You'd probably have to "link" the story to the issue for your child by talking to them but I think it could be a good tool.

The story is sweet as just a story too.The pictures are nicely done.I guess I too have a soft spot in my heart for owls... ... Read more

4. The Owl & Moon Cafe: A Novel
by Jo-Ann Mapson
Paperback: 356 Pages (2006-07-04)
list price: US$14.00 -- used & new: US$3.19
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Asin: 0743266412
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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After losing her teaching position at the local university, Mariah Moon will do anything to keep her gifted twelve-year-old daughter, Lindsay, in a prestigious private school -- which means moving in with her mother and grandmother in an apartment above The Owl & Moon Café.

When her mother, Allegra, is diagnosed with leukemia, Mariah rises to the challenge of running the café: mastering her mother's famous fudge and chatting up customers -- including a man who might just reawaken her heart. Meanwhile, Lindsay's controversial entry in a major national science contest creates a minor maelstrom in the cosseted Monterey Bay community. And Allegra, with one last great love affair in her, will revisit a man she loved so many years ago, and disclose the biggest secret of the Moon family: the identity of Mariah's father.

Will the Moon women recognize this as the moment to do away with their family history of dubiously fathered children, and learn to forgive others and themselves in order to move forward? In her poignant new novel, bestselling author Jo-Ann Mapson explores the complexities of love and family with the keen eye and stylistic grace that have made her books perennial favorites. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An interesting novel about four generations of making bad choices
and how things can nevertheless sort themselves out eventually if one just keeps on keepin' on.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Owl and Moon Cafe
Great book
My wife's Book Club reviewed it and loved all the adventerous women.
Now they're ready for more Mapson sagas.

5 of our members got their books from Amazon. One uses kindle.

My book arrived in excellent condition.

4-0 out of 5 stars Life's Alternatives
The unexpected happens, solutions are sought, questions that have long been unanswered begin snaking toward their answers.The lovely town of Pacific Grove takes on a new demeanor within the pages of this novel.A thorough investigation into alternative healing methods for physical ailments as well as broken hearts is explored.A satisfying read involving quirky, likeable characters.

5-0 out of 5 stars A+ Book condition and speedy delivery
Perfect! The book was rec'd quickly in perfect condition, excellent for gift giving. Highly recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars another gem!
If I had a video thingy or an Ipod or whatever you use (yes, I'm a Luddite) to create a video review, I would do it, so you could see me laughing out loud and weeping shamelessly as I tore through this book in two sittings.I tried to make it last longer, but I had to know what happened.
I've loved every one of Mapson's books, and until now my favorite was Blue Rodeo, but Owl & Moon Cafe is a very close contender.If you're a fan of compelling stories, interesting and fully developed characters--I'm partial to Mariah because nobody writes pissed-off females like Mapson-- witty dialog, and prose that is expressive, yet subtle...then look no further.This is your book. ... Read more

5. Owl at Home (I Can Read Book 2)
by Arnold Lobel
Paperback: 64 Pages (1982-09-29)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$1.03
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Asin: 0064440346
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Welcome to Owl's cozy home.Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. One evening he invites Winter to sit by the fire. Another time he finds strange bumps in his bedroom. And when Owl goes for a walk one night, he makes a friend that follows him all the way home.

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book
This book is just wonderful and we read it together quite often.We have a copy in our son's library and enjoy it very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars This has been a family favorite for 32 yrs !
When my son was 3 this was his favorite book.We knew it by heart - he and I both, and we would laugh at owl's adventures and not so wise solutions reading after reading.My son recently turned 35 and this collection of short stories about owl has delighted his children and numerous young nieces and nephews just as it did him when we first discovered them so many years ago.They are timeless stories that don't seem to age.Treat a young person you know to the fun contained between the covers of this book and years later you may still be laughing together about some of owl's funny one-liners - because you both still remember them !

4-0 out of 5 stars cute book
this is a cute book for preschoolers. it puts a twist on ordinary things. i bought it for 4 year old neighbor who noticed the moon seemed to move from his yard to my yard and back. his mom liked the story of the 2 bumps that appeared in owl's bed everytime he laid under the covers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written and illustrated
We absolutely love all the Arnold Lobel books (especially the Frog and Toad series), but Owl at Home is my 2 1/2 year old's favorite. It is consistently what he asks me to read him before bed (or any other time for that matter). The stories are very simply worded but profound. Lobel writes and illustrates wonderful little books that are sweet, smart and rich with meaning. I highly recommend any of them, but especially Owl at Home.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cute.
Arnold Lobel, Owl at Home (Harper Collins, 1975)

Cute little collection of tales about Owl. This is almost entirely a one-character book, which is extremely interesting in any kid of lit, much less kidlit; Owl interacts with other such "characters" as the wind and the moon, but is often the only living thing in the frame. Very nicely done, this, and up to the usual Lobel standard. *** ½
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6. Good-Night, Owl!
by Pat Hutchins
Paperback: 32 Pages (1990-04-30)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.25
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Asin: 0689713711
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Owl couldn't sleep -- not while the bees were buzzing, the crows croaking, the starlings chittering, and the jays creaming. Every time there seemed to be some peace and quite, someone else landed in the hollow tree and woke Owl up again. Would Owl ever get any rest?

Pat Hutchins's simple, cumulative story ends with a surprising twist that will send children off to sleep laughing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Cute bedtime story.
Nice interactive story that my little girl loves. This is her favorite bedtime book. Its funny she actually love it so much that she wants it in her bed with her teddy bear when she is ready to sleep.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good-Night, Owl by Pat Hutchins

Good-night, Owl was my daughter's first favorite book.We started reading it when she was 15 months old.The nocturnal owl tries to sleep all during the day, but is continually awakened by noisy birds, animals and insects.When darkness falls and all is quiet, owl screeches and wakes everyone up.The format is perfect for child participation in all the noisy sounds.It is fun!The art, appealing and strong in design, invites attention to details.Each new illustration has an additional figure and a variation in Owl's expression.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet story, love the illustrations.
This is such a cute book, we love reading it. My husband claims the illustrations are a little on the 70's-ish side, but I love them. Our son smiles at the ending every time.

4-0 out of 5 stars My favourite book
This was my favourite book as a child and I now have a copy for my daughter.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories
My husband has had this book since his 3rd birthday in 1982.Now, he reads it to our little boy who loves it too.He just giggles away at the ending.Highly recommended! ... Read more

7. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
by Margaret Craven
Mass Market Paperback: 160 Pages (1980-01-15)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.63
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Asin: 0440343690
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A young minister who has two years to live learns about the meaning of life when he is sent to an Indian parish in British Columbia. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An epic story
"I Heard the Owl Call My Name" by Margaret Craven is a deeply moving and magical book about Mark Brian, a young terminally ill vicar, sent by his Bishop to a Native American village called Kingcome in the remote Pacific Northwest. It's a thought provoking story about the clash of two cultures and faiths and a vanishing way of life. Where the old culture is being replaced by a new cultureand alcoholism. It's also a journey of discovery about life and death and the natural versus the urban worlds. Ultimately it's about the transforming power of love and honor.
This book has an epic quality. I was haunted by it in the 70s and when I read it again recently.

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless
This book is accessible to people of all ages.It is profound, beautiful, human, and timeless.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gretat book!
I loved this book!A lovely look at a culture that is disappearing, and has a sad but beautiful ending.

3-0 out of 5 stars I heard the owl call my name
Good book.Made into movie but not DVD/VHS.Amazon ad said it was on VHS/DVD.Thought I was buying a CD.Little disappointed when received and was not notified by Amazon of the difference.

1-0 out of 5 stars When people ask me "What's the worst book you've ever read?"
I answer "I heard the owl call my name" immediately. Now I'll admit, I read this book many years ago, but it has haunted me for many years, and I always wish I could take back the hours it took me to read this terrible story.

If I remember well, it was about a vicar who had to break down rebuild a house for the dead (similar to what we know as a morgue, I forget their name for it) multiple times, and in between all of that, you had a couple side stories about natives dying, which is when the house would be used. It was said that before one dies, they hear an owl call their name, and well...


In the end the vicar hears the owl call his name and dies

*End spoiler alert*

Really now, if I wanted to read an anthropological story about a native tribe, complete with objective facts and little to no solid story, I would've picked up a textbook, not a novel.

This story caused me to not want to ever read again until Mr.Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle successfully broke that spell.

But in the book's defense, I was much younger when I read this, and it was for summer reading. But, there have been summer reading books that were really captivating; something this story lacks. I was even surprised to see so many people who liked the book! I guess it's just a difference in taste, so I'll put it this way: If you like stories that are thrillers, that keep you on your toes at every page, and that are jam packed with action and sometimes romance, then avoid this book at all costs. ... Read more

8. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce
Paperback: 24 Pages (2010-07-06)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$9.99
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Asin: B0040SXYTW
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Ambrose Bierce is in the English language. If you enjoy the works of Ambrose Bierce then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Time Slowed Down
A Creole man is arrested as a Confederate spy and sentenced to hanging on the bridge over Owl Creek.The rope breaks, the man hits the water and dives.Surviving a shower of Yankee bullets he escapes downriver and into the safety of a thicket.He struggles to get home and the story gets increasingly surreal.He is greeted at the gate of his plantation house by his smiling, lovely wife--but--his wife died years earlier....

Rod Steiger adopted this excellent tale for a 'Twilight Zone' Showing.It worked very well.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
The only thing I can say is that I cannot believe I wasted 99 cents on this "book" which in my opinion is not a book but rather a short story.

4-0 out of 5 stars great storytelling
This is an enjoyable collection of short stories. And they really are short. As I listened to them, I recalled reading a few of them in high school English class and you probably will too.
Bierce is a master storyteller with a great command of the English language and its various literary devices. This is especially exemplified in The Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge which is his most famous short story (and the one you probably read or will read in high school). While a few stories fall short of the aforementioned, it is an overall good collection and a fast delightful read (or listen as in my case).

While not an English scholar to be sure, I must speculate that Bierce was a trailblazer in his story content (horror and bordering science fiction in Moxon's Master) and his surprise, 'twisted' endings (that now most movies incorporate ad nauseaum).

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful short from 1870's
The first classical suspense, twlight zone story first written over 100 years ago. A quick page turner, excellent. The book could be found at local friends of library book sales. Be careful of buying it online. The normal sale price is $1, and online sells it for between $5 and $7.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating! Vivid Details and Surprising Story
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" seems to me like the type of story that a lot of people would read only grudgingly as a school assignment. That's too bad, because this definitely seems like one for the ages to me.

Curiously enough, I was led to this story by the TV show --- "Lost," one of the characters on there was reading it. Once I started reading, I was immediately drawn in by this author's storytelling power and ability to create powerful images using words. Some of the language he uses is rather high-toned and may go over the heads of some readers, but I think even if you can't completely understand it, there's quite enough that is understandable for general audiences to still work very well. (And hey --- why not crack that dictionary if you're not certain about some terms?)

The plot goes back to the Civil War and it's about a man who is caught and put to death by hanging at a bridge. As you read it, you can absolutely picture this scene in your head and understand what the main chaacter is feeling. This story has a surprising twist ending as well.

Now that I've read this, I think I may just seek out more by Ambrose Bierce. I like vivid storytelling and this certain fits the bill. ... Read more

9. The Littlest Owl
by Caroline Pitcher
Hardcover: 28 Pages (2008-06)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.47
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Asin: 1561486140
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Deep inside a willow tree, three newly hatched owlets curiously examine the fourth, quiet egg. Is there an owl in there, they wonder. When at last the fourth owlet struggles free, he doesn't look much like the others.

Dumpy, small, and downy white, he is left behind while his siblings learn to fly. No matter how hard he tries, he can't quite do it. "I will," he says. "Just you wait and see!"

Will the littlest owl ever grow big and strong enough to fly from the tree?

From the illustrator of five Book Sense Children's Picks comes the perfect story for any child who is a little nervous about venturing too far from home.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Postive Mental Attitude for Size Matters Not!
I was introduced to this book by my 3 year old nephew when he asked me to help him with his "homework".Since he is one of the smallest kids in his preschool class and very sensitive about his size, his teacher assigned him some positive books to bring home and read with his family.Not only was the Littlest Owl one of these books, it was the one he was hoping to read with me (since I love owls).

I liked the artwork and simple positive mental attitude (PMA) conveyed by owlet Four, that I ended up buying a copy of this book for myself and to share with my nephews when they come over.The story is simple: the fourth owlet is smaller than the rest, but he does not allow his size or comments on his size from his brothers and sisters bother him.Like many other PMA stories, Four does not turn his size into an advantage.Instead he manages to survive a dangerous situation (a wind storm) by sheer strength of will.He never shows fear, he never gives up.

If you enjoyed the Littlest Owl, I've also enjoyed reading Owl Babies to both my nephews.In fact, my older nephew likes making connections between the two books by giving the Littlest Owl owlets the same names used in Owl Babies.His teacher also had him read The Littlest Dinosaur, which again is a story about somebody small who shows no fear and never gives up.

Borrowing from my favorite Yoda quote: "Do or Do Not, There Is No Try".

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated
I recently purchased this book for my 2-year old (owl-loving) son and though it initially appeared to mature for him (real paper pages, longer than board books, and a real story to follow), it has turned out to be a wonderful book. It's the story of 4 owls siblings, one of whom is much smaller that the other 3. Though he is developmentally behind his siblings, owl #4 is spunky and unphased by havingto try so hard to do what they do so easily. It's a sweet story with lovely illustrations. I recommend this book to any parent, but especially to any with a child that loves birds (as mine does).

5-0 out of 5 stars Big Message for a Little One
I love this story! As the youngest of 2 siblings who are about 10 years my elders, I could relate when thinking back to my childhood. This is a great book for any child who has siblings, but especially for the youngest child, who might struggle to do the things older siblings can do. It also has warm, cozy, beautiful illustrations that move along with the child-centered story. There is a scene of great suspense in which The Littlest Owl must overcome apprehensions and fears. One of my favorite children's books. ... Read more

10. Owls in the Family (Novel Units) (Teacher Guide)
by Novel Units, Inc.
 Paperback: 32 Pages (2004-02-11)
list price: US$11.99 -- used & new: US$11.90
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This time-saving, easy-to-use teacher guide includes inspiring lesson plans which provide a comprehensive novel unit--the legwork is done for you! The guide incorporates essential reading, writing and thinking practice. (This is NOT the paperback novel.) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars terrific service
The condition of the book was just as they described it, and instead of using the slowest & cheapest shipping, they used priority mail, so I got it in time for my grandson's birthday--terrific service!Thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud funny
This book expands a chapter out of the author's book "A Dog Who Wouldn't Be" into a whole book. I remembered reading the other book as a kid (I'm 50 now) and wanted to read something else by the same author.It was funny enough to make me laugh out loud.The author uses very vivid descriptions that create a great mental picture. I would recommend this book to anyone lower teens and above (uses big words).You might want to read it to someone younger (my daughter loved it when I read it to her).

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!
I have read most of Farley Mowat's books and have enjoyed them all.I started reading The Dog Who Wouldn't Be to my granddaughters, ages 6 & 7, but the humor is so delightfully understated, I had to do a lot of translating, so I ordered Owls in the Family, and it reads wonderfully for children.They loved hearing about owls and wanted to know more, so we found books at the library and visited a local nature center to observe owls.It was an opportunity for them to see how humans and animals interact, and learn something about our natural world.I highly recommend it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A great realoud book for children
I read this book to my second grade class and they were enthralled. I later learned our school library does not have a copy and the librarian had never heard of it. As a graduation gift I gave my students their own copy and asked them to read it themselves over the summer and share the magic with their families and friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud fun for all ages
My kids laughed out loud as they read about a young nature-loving boy w/ too many pets and his long-suffering parents who allow him to adopt two owls.They learned a lot too - about owls, northern Canada and a way of life from the not-too distant past.Very Gerald Durrell-ish in style and content.Suitable for young listeners (some pictures in our edition helped even our 3 yr old enjoy this) and older readers. ... Read more

11. Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior
by Wayne Lynch
Hardcover: 264 Pages (2007-11-07)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$22.13
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Asin: 0801886872
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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There is no group of birds more mysterious and fascinating than owls. The loudmouths of the raptor world, they peep, trill, toot, bark, growl, shriek, whistle, chittle, whoop, chuckle, boom, and buzz. Indeed, very few actually "hoot." They have become the stuff of lore and legend -- from the Roman myth that an owl foot could reveal secrets to the First Nations belief that an owl feather could give a newborn better night vision. But the truth about owls is much more exciting.

In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of this elusive species with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science. The photos alone are masterpieces. Unlike most published owl photos, which are portraits of birds in captivity, the vast majority of these were taken in the wild -- a product of the author-photographer's incredible knowledge and patience.

Lynch complements the photos with a wealth of facts about anatomy, habitat, diet, and family life. For each of the nineteen species that inhabit Canada and the United States, he provides a range map and a brief discussion of its distribution, population size, and status. Lynch debunks myths about owls' "supernatural" powers of sight and hearing, discusses courtship rituals, and offers personal tips for finding owls in the wild.

From the great horned to the tiny elf owl, this amazing volume captures the beauty and mystery of these charismatic birds of prey.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have book if you like owls...
One of the best nature/bird books that I've ever read. Lynch has the rare ability to mix science and his experiences afield into highly readable and engaging text. The book is also full of absolutely stunning images, many full page. It's printed on high quality, heavy-weight paper.This is an outstanding book and an ideal gift for birders, amateur naturalists, wildlife photographers or anyone that is fascinated by owls.

5-0 out of 5 stars Owls
This is a marvelous book that will please both the student of owl biology and behavior as well as individuals who simply wish to see gorgeous photos of intriguing birds of prey.

5-0 out of 5 stars Owls of the United States and Canada
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in Owls. Photography is
top-notch and the information is very valuable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
My daughter is thrilled with this book, she reads it over and over again. The pictures are great and the information is very interesting. This is a book that you want to buy if you love owls. It would also make a wonderful gift. Thank you

4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!
This book was in great shape and had everything I wanted. The only thing bad about it was when I recieved the package the box it was in was falling apart. However it didn't damage the book. ... Read more

12. Owls
by Gail Gibbons
Paperback: 32 Pages (2006-03-15)
list price: US$6.95 -- used & new: US$3.45
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Asin: 0823420140
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Gail Gibbons explores the mysterious world and workings of owls in her latest nonfiction picture book. She depicts numerous species of owls and discusses their biological similarities as well as their differences. She portrays their ideal habitats, life styles, birth and development and environmental hazards that are threatening certain species. As usual, her comprehensive text is accompanied by clearly labeled illustrations and diagrams. Definitions are also included for additional clarity. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
My four year old is into owls these days, and this book provides fabulous non-fiction information in a fun, kid-friendly text.We love Gail Gibbons!

5-0 out of 5 stars Plenty of facts makes for good, solid owl information
There are well over a hundred different kinds of owls living on every continent except Antarctica, and details on twenty of them living in North America are the focus of Gail Gibbons' introductory Owls, with drawings depicting owls as Gibbons surveys owl natural history from egg to owlet to adult. Plenty of facts makes for good, solid owl information. ... Read more

13. Wow! Said the Owl
by Tim Hopgood
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2009-09-15)
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Asin: 0374385181
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Here’s the story of a curious little owl determined to see what the world looks like during the day. And what does she discover? A wow-worthy symphony of colors—from red butterflies to orange flowers, from white clouds to green leaves.

This boisterous and bright book is the perfect read-aloud to savor with curious little owls everywhere who are exploring the world of colors for the first time.
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5-0 out of 5 stars This owl teaches COLORS
I bought this book for my 3 1/2 year old son, but I think it would be great for younger kids as well. My son loves owls and the reviews of this book were really good. I think its a nice, simple story that teaches about colors and it seems like young kids would enjoy reading along and a great way to learn about colors as well as point out the different objects in the book, like the flowers or the stars. I love the owl and the colors are nice and vivid.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW - a wonderful introduction to color
I found this book when I typed "owl" in the search engine - my 4-year old's favorite animal.I am very impressed with this book.It is a cute story, has gorgeous pictures, and a learning tool to boot.I highly recommend it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow! Said the Mom!
This is a darling book with excellent repetition!It captures the wonder that can be felt when we pay attention to the colors around us.My four-year-old absolutely loves it and reads the words he recognizes along with me.Fun one!

4-0 out of 5 stars Lovely wonderfully illustrated book
This is a wonderful book to share with a toddler.It's beautifully illustrated and teaches the colors and a bit about owls.A lovely book that toddlers can go "WOW!" with! My daughter asks to have this read to her over and over again. ... Read more

14. Downtown Owl: A Novel
by Chuck Klosterman
Paperback: 304 Pages (2009-06-23)
list price: US$15.00 -- used & new: US$1.20
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Asin: 1416544194
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it's perfect.

Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl is the unpretentious, darkly comedic story of how it feels to exist in a community where rural mythology and violent reality are pretty much the same thing. It's technically about certain people in a certain place at a certain time...but it's really about a problem. And the problem is this: What does it mean to be a normal person? And there is no answer. But in Downtown Owl, what matters more is how you ask the question. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Having just read 'Fargo Rock City' and 'Eating the Dinorsaur' I was looking forward to seeing how he would mold his particular sensibility (love of cheesey metal music + existentialist crises) into fictional characters.And for a while the book amused in a Douglas Coupland Lite kind of way.But as entertaining as some of the prose was and even some of the character details - the book never went anywhere.I know he's trying to make the point that nothing happens in Owl....but something SHOULD happen if you expect people to read about it.You expect the story to lead to something - to have the characters interact in some satisfying way but instead it just......stops. Dead.cold.Almost as if he reached his word limit and just finished the last dozen or so pages out of necessity.The ending felt like a cop out rather than some interesting tradegy that shed light on these people.I expected more.

2-0 out of 5 stars not as good as sex, drugs, cocoa puffs
I could not get into this book, I found it very disappointing and boring. Now I'm stuck with a book I kind of hate.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best piece of non-required fiction I've read in a long time
Klosterman's novel defies many of the conventions of novel-writing. His characters are stereotypes. There are lots of dead ends. There's a deus ex machina ending. There are some unrealistic situations. But all of it works together in a way that is very authentic and reflective.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not the Klosterman I love
I am always weary of saying something negative about a book by someone whose writing I generally enjoy, but I was disappointed with this effort from Klosterman.Maybe most noticeably for me, Chuck Klosterman is a very funny guy and while "Downtown Owl" certainly has its moments of dark humor, it's not the Chuck Klosterman I've grown to love.My rec would be to read everything else by Klosterman before you read "Owl."...sorry Charlie.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great story, awful ending
This is my second book by Chuck that I have read and I enjoy how he can relate settings within each scene with what may have been popular to the characters during the specific time period they are in.He really has a good flow within each story line although sometimes dragging with Horace.I also really think he is smart and funny when interviewed by people that he can relate to and be comfortable with, best example is with Bill Simmons.But this book hits a wall with the ending just as the characters did.I am reading and all of a sudden a storm hits and its complete chaos and the book is over.Nothing before it was important except for this mysterious blizzard.I was curious if I had skipped over a chapter or 6 and when I realized that i was indeed done the book and I didn't miss any I was shocked.It was as if he wrote a great story but then let someone that has never read anything he wrote prior finish it.Very odd, but with it being fiction maybe he can rewrite the ending with something, anything but a freak blizzard happening.Unless the point was that everything in the story didn't matter and that is what he was trying to get across, I find that ending completely ridiculous.With all that said, I will definitely be getting another one his books because it was just the ending that stunk and only his first fiction.Hope he doesn't read this and think I'm a critic. ... Read more

15. Owls (Kids Can Press Wildlife Series)
by Adrienne Mason
Paperback: 32 Pages (2004-09-01)
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In this clearly written look at the two main groups of owls -- typical owls and barn owls -- kids will find out where owls live, what they eat, how young owls learn and much more. Easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations meet the research needs of young children and satisfy their curiosity about these mysterious birds. ... Read more

16. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
by Jill Tomlinson
Paperback: 112 Pages (2004-03-01)
list price: US$8.95 -- used & new: US$2.82
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Asin: 1405210931
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing—he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope, and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Utterly Delightful, Magical, and oh, so FUNNY!
Jill Tomlinson, the brilliant author of this book -The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark- as well as quite a few others of a similar vein, must have mainlined her inner child when developing Plop, the main character in this wonderful story.

Plop is a young barn owl.Plop is a hungry, young barn owl.Plop is a hungry, young barn owl frightened of the dark, and Plop's poor, exhausted parents are at their wits end about the whole situation.Between hunting trips & way too few naps, Plops parents -rather than forcing him to face his fear unprepared- urge him to learn as much as he can about the dark.Plop achieves this by approaching a few of the characters who happen to be within sight of his nesting tree.

Wait a minute...I need to stop.There is no way I can even come close to summarizing this story for you that would do it the justice it so well deserves.Buy the book...really!

I will, however, say that this is one of the BEST children's stories I have EVER had the privlege of reading, let alone sharing with my child.My little girl (who is 7, as of today)is very much like Plop.She's intelligent, precocious, outgoing -and dare I say it?- a HOOT!And, also like Plop, she fears the dark.The story kept both of us interested the entire time, & we shared so many laughs!And, on the last night of the story my brave little girl asked me to turn off the light...

Whether you are looking for a book to help a child deal with this fear, or if you are just looking for a great book to read to (or with) a child, I'd say this book is a guaranteed WINNER! Buy the book!

I am looking forward to reading three other books by Jill Tomlinson I bought for my girl's birthday; the ones with the cat, the otter, and the aardvark.I have no doubt they were created with the same magic as this one.Check them out.


5-0 out of 5 stars Super Satisfied
I was amazed by how perfect this book was.It still had the paper cover over the hardcover as if it were brand new directly off the shelf of any book shop in town. All three books I bought from this company were in perfect condition.I would definitely buy from them again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Delighful but not "unabridged"
The CD in English IS abridged.We first discovered Plop on cassette, and it ran 1 hour.This CD runs 20 minutes.It remains a delightful, short bedtime story for my 6 year old who has it memorized, but it IS abridged.I still would love to locate a truly unabridged CD that has the detail of the cassette.

4-0 out of 5 stars A lark in the dark
Originally published in 1968, "The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark" is considered a classic in England.Now reissued with a whole new illustrator, we members of the United States finally get a chance to read this rather adorable tale.Though not a cutesy story in and of itself, illustrator Paul Howard has drawn a book that has perhaps set the standard for adorable barn owl tales everywhere.

Plop (an unfortuanate name, but whatcha gonna do?) is a small barn owl.Plop is also afraid of the dark.Though his parents attempt to inform him that there is nothing to be afraid of, he remains unconvinced.Finally, they tell him to ask various people and animals for information about the dark.From a boy the owl learns that the dark is exciting, with fireworks and such.From an astrologer he learns that the dark is wondrous, allowing us to see the many constellations in the sky.And so forth.In the end, Plop is convinced and is able to safely fly in the sky with his mother and father without fear.

If you'd like to read something to your little one that doesn't contain much in the way of tension or drama, this book's your ticket.Though Plop does partake in various escapades, none of these ever become dangerous.I was particularly interested in a section where he asks a black cat about the night.Considering that a cat would undoubtedly view a baby barn owl as a yummy snack, I was a bit amazed that nothing bad happened between the two.Nothing so much as the cat licking his chops or thinking to himself, "Boy could I go for a little fowl right now".Nuthin'.Which is fine.Illustrator Paul Howard has added pictures drawn with pastel pencils.The result is that Plop is the fuzziest, cutest, cuddliest little fluffball of an owl to ever flutter across the pages of a picture book.In addition to being a useful book for children that are afraid of the dark, it is also a good story for convincing children that owls are nothing, in and of themselves, to be afraid of.Just don't pair this story with Avi's "Poppy".All in all, this is a sweet little story with fuzzy-wuzzy pictures.Cuddly and adorable all at once, it is certain to be a child's favorite as the years go by.

5-0 out of 5 stars the best book ever!!!
I totally loved this book when i was little and still do now (I'm nearly 21!). I've lost the tape so I'm looking to get another one so I can show my boyfriend how good it is too.i would highly recommend that every child should have a copy of this book. ... Read more

17. The Owl and the Pussycat
by Edward Lear
Paperback: 32 Pages (1996-05-07)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.87
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Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit and with a guitar at his side, ready for serenading. Pussycat sits looking elegant and demure, waiting to be courted. But as they sail off across the sea, another love story unfolds in the clear water beneath the boat. "Brett sets Lear's beloved poem of courtly nonsense in a lush, brilliantly lit Caribbean landscape."--Booklist, starred review. Full color.Amazon.com Review
Edward Lear's nonsense poem about two unlikely sweethearts--an elegant owl and a beautiful cat--has found a perfect match in artist Jan Brett. She traveled to the Caribbean (the land where the Bong-tree grows, perhaps?) to research her illustrations as well as the settings, costume details, plants, and fish native to the area. Readers can follow an illustrated subplot of two yellow fish who also fall in love under the pea-green boat. A charming treatment of a classic children's poem. (Ages 3 to 7) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book

This is a lovely rendition of the poem - evokes beautiful peaceful feelings through the illustrations, and yet the complexities of the drawings involve so many different aspects. Children can find on each page similar fish, and other sea life as well as the special 'looking for' the little seahorse which is on every page. The scenes are active, involved, and peaceful at the same time - you find yourself able to sit on one page and discuss many things on it, or just enjoy it, for a long time. My 2- 1/2 yr old first got this from the libary and we had it for months, and then we bought it and she still loves it. Yet the board version I would purchase even if she were older! (I even had wanted this for my birthday!)
Love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars poetry for a toddler
I bought this when my daughter was 2 1/2 years old.She likes it alot and a year later still reads it occasionally.I think I enjoy it more.The illustrations are beautiful.She also really likes the repeating, the interesting bong trees, and the side story of the fish in the bowl.
It is great for bedtime.

5-0 out of 5 stars terrific illustrations
I love the illustrations in this book.I think children of all ages can appreciate the art work and the simple poem is delightful for young children and new readers.This book is a keeper because of the beautiful artwork.

5-0 out of 5 stars so beautiful
just recieved this from Amazon and had to get on here to comment on just how beautiful the pictures in this book are. A real feast for the eyes. My son already loves it and is pointing out all the little details in the pictures. highly recommend it, just wish it was in hard cover.

4-0 out of 5 stars A durable little booklet for young children
It was a big hit with my children and now with my grandchildren as well. ... Read more

18. There's an Owl in the Shower
by Jean Craighead George
Paperback: 144 Pages (1997-04-30)
list price: US$5.99 -- used & new: US$2.11
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Asin: 0064406822
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Borden's father, Leon, was a logger in the old-growth forests of California. That is, until the spotted-owl lovers interfered. One day, frustrated by his father's unemployment, Borden sets out on a mission of revenge against the spotted owl but returns home with a half-starved owlet instead.
The family soon discovers that the owlet, whom Borden names Bardy, loves to take showers and watch late-night TV. Only after the whole family has fallen in love with Bardy do they realize that the conflict between nature and human industry is not so easily resolved.
Award-winning nature writer jean Craighead George tells a heartwarming story about a family and their love affair with a special little owl.

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5-0 out of 5 stars There's an Owl in the Shower
My 9 year old grandson told me that I needed to read this book.With a recommendation of such high regard it prompted me to order and read There's and Owl in the Shower.When I read the story it was very clear that this clever author made learning about owls and particularly endagered owls into a warm and interesting story.I enjoyed the story and it also lets my grandson know that I listen when he speaks and I can learn from him.It was a nice way to spend a quiet moment and enjoy a story filled with facts about spotted owls, endangered species, wildlife, forestry, and wildlife rehabilitation .

5-0 out of 5 stars The funniest book that also teaches respect for the environment
Every Jean Craighead George book is a wonder to share, thought provoking and great for discussing and sharing with others. Of all that she writes, this is my favorite.

4-0 out of 5 stars tHE owl In The Shower
I love this book my teacher read this aloud to me
.In this story, a man is trying to stop the police and judge from taking him to jail because he got in a fight.And the thing is, his son found this owl and it is illegal to keep owls.As you read this book, you will find out more about their daily lives and I hope you like the book also.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Owl Book for school
We received this book in the described condition although the shipping was a bit slow.Overall, not bad.Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars good product
i got the item quickly, it was in wonderful condition and it was a good book ... Read more

19. The Book of North American Owls
by Helen Roney Sattler
Paperback: 64 Pages (1998-03-23)
list price: US$7.95 -- used & new: US$4.84
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Asin: 0395900174
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Everything you ever wanted to know about owls on the North American continent. Features the twenty-one species of owls and all their vital statistics. Includes a detailed, illustrated glossary with maps showing residence and breeding ranges. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Book of North American Owls
This book was my first "owl book", and I really enjoyed it, from cover to cover.It is a very short read, and a very good one.I have since read other books on owls, and it is clear that Helen Sattler's book is a very well-written and well-researched book in which a lot of good information is put into a relatively short treatise on the subject of owls.I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in owls, including older children. The writing alone is excellent.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Science Supplement.
I bought this book to supplement a 5th grade science unit on owls, & was not disappointed. It is filled with content,details, also wonderful illustrations that are both beautiful & informative.The book creates even more interest in owls, & makes a great daily read aloud or addition to upper elementary/middle school classroom library. My students enjoy this book very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars best non-fiction book ever!!!
This is probly the best non-fiction book I've ever read. it's packed with information and the illustraitions are beautiful. In the back of the book, there's a "glossary of owls" with short essays of a few types of owls, containing their size, call, latin name, what they eat, etc. This book is definitly a must-have.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Book of North American Owls
This is a great, easy to understand, thorough book on North American Owls. I have worked rehabilitating owls and in doing educational programs with non-releaseable owls for five years. I'm using this book as an educational tool, I have bought copies to share with other wildlife rehabilitators. If you love owls and want to learn more about them, this is a great source of knowledge, the art work is beautiful the text covers just about everything that a person could think to ask. Dianna Sue Bryant

5-0 out of 5 stars If you are Studying Owls, This is the Book
The pictures are amazing and they have a page for many of the different owls.Each picture is filled with detail and the author gives lots of information.If you have a research project due on owls this is the book to get. ... Read more

20. Little Owl Lost
by Chris Haughton
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2010-08-10)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$8.62
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Asin: 0763650226
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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From a debut author-illustrator! What if a little owl fell from his nest? A reassuring story for the very young told with whimsy and simple, vibrant artwork.

Uh-oh! Little Owl has fallen from his nest and landed with a whump on the ground. Now he is lost, and his mommy is nowhere to be seen! With the earnest help of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl goes in search of animals that fit his description of Mommy Owl. But while some are big (like a bear) or have pointy ears (like a bunny) or prominent eyes (like a frog), none of them have all the features that make up his mommy. Where could she be? A cast of adorable forest critters in neon-bright hues will engage little readers right up to the story’s comforting, gently wry conclusion. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Will Little Owl find his mommy?
Irish illustrator Chris Haughton's debut picture book has reached the states with the title Little Owl Lost.Haughton uses a rich yet subtle color palette which is perfect for the tone of the story.The artwork will draw you in, but the simple story of a baby owl that fell out of his nest and lost his mommy will keep you turning the pages.

When baby owl falls asleep and tumbles out of his nest, squirrel finds him and helps him look for his mother.Little do they know that his mother is looking for him too!

It is a story that has been told before (Is Your Mama a Llama?, Are You My Mother?)yet the simple text and repeated lines make the story feel fresh, comforting, and just as touching.Little Owl Lost is an excellent addition to your collection, especially for toddler or preschool age children.

5-0 out of 5 stars A simple story beautifully told
This is a story that's been told before, but perhaps never so beautifully and simply than in Little Owl Lost.The illustrations are basic and done in a color palette that is certainly unusual in kid's books.The colors are muted and earthy and only add to the charm of this little owl's search for his mother after he falls out of his nest.The picture of Little Owl tumbling out, accompanied by a simple UH OH is just priceless.

Kids will enjoy following along with Owl as he keeps trying to describe his mother, only to keep getting pointed in the wrong direction.The story ends perfectly with a cookie party back at the nest, but wait a minute... That little owl is looking unsteady again!UH OH. The text is spare; just enough to keep things moving along and the attention of even the youngest squiggly kid in the audience.This is a solid recommend for both group and one on one sharing for any preschooler or kindergartner.It is a great choice for any permanent story time collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud funny
My son will be three this week. We go through LOTS of library books. Most are okay, and few are read for naptime AND bedtime in the same day. This is one of the special ones. I like it for its simple story and great pictures. He likes it for its hilarity. Little Owl falls out of his nest and is lost. Little Owl describes his mama as being "this big" to which squirrel helpfully replies, "yes, yes. I know" and takes him to a bear. Then Owl says his mama has "pointy ears". Again squirrel says, "yes, yes. I know, I know" and takes him to...a rabbit. Lastly they go to frog for the "big eyes". They eventually find mama and all go to the nest for cookies. Love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars sweet little book
i was drawn to this book for the artwork and beautiful colors--it considers a more sophisticated palate than usual kid-art fare. the story is simple and very sweet. currently reading it to my 6-month-old nightly. ... Read more

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