Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!







Monday, August 11, 2014

Day 234: Owl Babies


My cousin passed this book along to us a few years back, but for some reason, we didn't read it much until recently.  My daughter pulled if off her shelf a few weeks ago, and it's been one of her most requested bedtime stories ever since.

Three owl siblings, Sarah, Percy, and Bill, awake one night to discover that their mother is gone. Sarah thinks their mother must have gone off hunting ("To get us food!" Percy adds), while Bill, the youngest, simply cries, "I want my mommy!"  Together, the three owlets watch and wait, hoping and wishing that their mother will return.  Sarah remains the reassuring optimist (at one point suggesting that they all sit on her branch), Percy seems to follow Sarah's lead (I love when he reaches out to hold Bill's wing!), and poor, worried Bill continues to cry, "I want my mommy!" In the end, of course, the mother owl does return to the sheer delight of her little ones, comforting them with the knowledge that she will always come back. I love the way the owls' personalities show through in Martin Waddell's charming story, and Patrick Benson's illustrations are remarkably expressive.  I adore listening to my daughter chime in as Bill each time we read, too.  It's natural for children to feel a little separation anxiety from time to time, so they will likely find both comfort and humor in this sweet, lovely bedtime story.  

4 comments:

Wasabi Honey Bee said...

Hi Lauren,
I found your blog while searching for blogs about children's books.
I just had my first picture book published and I am trying to find ways to promote it.
I have a giveaway currently going on my blog: http://wasabihoneybee.blogspot.com/2014/09/oh-my-sweet-baby.html
I am wondering if you would consider hosting a giveawy on your blog as well. I would be happy to send a copy if you're interested.
Thanks,
Marica

Mira Nalini said...

Hi Lauren,
I liked your post as children books are tend to broaden a person’s vision imagining himself as a hero or some other character and how he/she can tackle certain situations in life from the useful moral values learned from these books.

Jessica Martin said...

I gifted this book to my child and he love to read it. I strongly recommended this book for kids!!!!!

MamaMelanie said...

My girls love this book! They like that Bill says the same thing on each page, "I want my mommy!"

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