From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K—Poor Four, the runt of the owl clutch, is the last to hatch and may never catch up with his siblings. But when a storm threatens his family's willow tree home, he is finally able to fly. Four's story of perseverance and hope is told in warm, rhythmic prose and supported by lush pastel drawings of fluffy, wide-eyed owlets and dense forest backgrounds. Although Pitcher shows some of the owlet's day-to-day frustrations (like being crushed in the nest or being last to find a worm), readers never fear for him—he never worries himself. When the storm comes and his siblings flee, there's little doubt that he will fly or find a safe warm place to wait it out. Despite the predictability, young children will find Four's story reassuring.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Caroline Pitcher is a Good Books author.