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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont UK; New Ed edition (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405210931
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405210935
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“‘The dark is scary,’ Plop tells Mommy Barn Owl, who wisely instructs him to learn a bit more about it before passing judgment.…As for the round, plump, and utterly fetching owl himself, he’s an irresistible ball of fluff who may well convert a host of readers to nighttime’s appeal.” —Publishers Weekly

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Jill Tomlinson’s gently instructive animal tales have had an enduring appeal, delighting children for decades. Funny and reassuring, and now beautifully repackaged, these are books to enjoy time and time again. Illustrator Paul Howard has collaborated on many books, including Bravest Ever Bear, written by the renowned Allan Ahlberg.

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My seven year old enjoyed it, when she read it for herself.
Katie's Mum
The story kept both of us interested the entire time, & we shared so many laughs!
KC
It is a chapter book, and a good book to transition from pictures to more words.
Jacob M. Schlegel

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wilma C. on November 15, 2013
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Plop, the very young owl, instantly endeared himself to my 4 year old grandson who was fighting his fear of the dark. It started when Plop fell out of his tree rather than flying gracefully. What 4 year old can't indentify with awkwardness, fear, and being reluctant to share the depth of his fear with his parents for fear they might be disappointed in him. And the friends Plop met along the way to share the necessity and beauty of the night were warm and inviting as well as helpful. It was a kind and gentle story which my grandson and I delighted in sharing and discussing together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tessa Nichole on February 10, 2014
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I enjoy this book. It's nice and long and gives my son time to fall asleep and stay that way. This isn't a book that your child will be able to read until they're several years old but it makes a great story to read for them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacob M. Schlegel on December 19, 2013
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I have been reading this to my 1 year old son before bed, and he listens very well. It is a fun story, which keeps both him and I entertained. It is a chapter book, and a good book to transition from pictures to more words. Like another reviewer noted, the book does have some unique British English words - words that even I did not immediately understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grace's Mama on September 4, 2011
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I bought this for my toddler who is afraid of the dark. I hadn't realized it was a chapter book and had considered returning it. However, my daughter saw it and wanted me to read it. I read a chapter to her each night--and she was riveted. It's a story she could relate to and had an adorable protagonist--that fluffy baby owl named Plop. She loved it. Though she's still afraid of the dark, it allowed her an opportunity to explore her feelings and talk about them. Be aware that it has a few words and phrases used throughout that are uniquely British and may require additional explanation for young people who speak American English or other English dialects.
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By KD on April 17, 2013
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Great chapter book story that my first grader is enjoying. It is longer than I had expected but the story flows nicely and is very creative.
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