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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales) Paperback – March 1, 2004
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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.
The book is separated in chapters so you can read it over many nights. I think it will be a good way to ease a child's fear of the dark... as long as the child knows they are no owl and are supposed to sleep at night while the owls roam.
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A lovely book that my four year old son has not tired from yet. It is a chapter book with the occasional illustration (b/w) that needs to be read to him. Read morePublished 5 months ago by G. M. Taylor
The original book is delightful: this would be the paperback edition with black and white pictures, which is the original chapter book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by mv
I received it in excellent condition. it is a popular book in our second grade class.Published 13 months ago by sharon
This is not the original book but a much shortened picture book version for younger children. It is nicely presented but I was disappointed as it leaves out much of the text I... Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by Ms Gillian L Cull