Owl sees owl /

by Godwin, Laura [author.]; Dunlavey, Rob [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2016]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780553497830; 0553497839; 9780553497823; 0553497820.Subject(s): Owls -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books | Owls -- FictionOnline resources: Cover image Summary: A baby owl leaves the nest one night, explores the world around him, sees his own reflection, and then returns to the safety of home.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year<br> <br> "Simple yet stirring, this is perfect for preschooler bedtimes."-- Booklist starred review<br> <br> Fans of the classic picture book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson will adore this utterly simple picture book in which a baby owl goes off on his first adventure. <br> <br> With just three or four words per page, this story follows a baby owl one night as he leaves the safety of his nest ( Home/Mama/Brother/Sister ) and explores the starry world around him ( Soar/Glide/Swoop/Swoosh ). Inspired by reverso poetry, the words reverse in the middle when the baby owl is startled upon seeing his reflection in the pond ( Owl/Sees/Owl ). Afraid of it, little owl takes off toward home, soaring over farms and forests ( Swoosh/Swoop/Glide/Soar ) until he is finally safely home again ( Sister/Brother/Mama/Home ).<br> <br> "Fans of Jane Yolen's Owl Moon and Martin Waddell's Owl Babies will also love this calming story about an owl's first adventure." -- School Library Journal, Starred

A baby owl leaves the nest one night, explores the world around him, sees his own reflection, and then returns to the safety of home.

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Horn Book Review

In this elegantly simple picture book, a little owl leaves its nest and flies out into the deep blue night of the forest. Each double-page spread has just four words, each on a separate line: Home / Mama / Brother / Sister. As the owl flies along, some phrases describe the scene (Stars / Twinkle / Mice / Scamper), and other words convey the sensation of flying (Soar / Glide / Swoop / Swoosh). The very middle spread of the book changes the pattern, with just one word (owl), as the owlet lands on a branch hanging over water with the moon reflected below. On the next page, the sentence continues as the owl peers into the water: Sees / Owl. As the little owl flies back home, the words return to the previous four-word pattern, but are in reverse order: Swoosh / Swoop / Glide / Soar, all the way to the end: Home. Mice, deer, and richly colored autumn leaves and pumpkins enliven and add variety to the dark pages. The moonlit nighttime scenes are luminous and peaceful, with the endearing little white owl shown against a never-frightening night sky dotted with stars. This book, with its reverse text, has great bedtime appeal for younger children. It might also be enjoyable to new readers (who would gradually realize that the words were repeated). susan dove lempke (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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