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Wow! Said the Owl Hardcover – September 15, 2009
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“With a satisfying night-to-day-to-night cycle, the book not only reinforces the concepts of colors but also provides a sense of security of the way things are supposed to be in the world. The repeated refrain of "Wow!" throughout the book will elicit a chorus among young listeners at storytime.” ―Booklist
“Straightforward and flowing, this title makes a satisfying introduction to the colors of the day.” ―School Library Journal
“This sweet, wonder-filled picture book will make a good addition to toddler storytime and a perfect bedtime read, too.” ―The Horn Book
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More About the Author
His first book,'Our Big Blue Sofa' won the Cambridgeshire 'Read It Again!' Award in 2007 and was longlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. This was followed by 'A Dog Called Rod' which was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008 and the British Book Design Awards 2007. In 2008, Tim won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator for 'Here Comes Frankie!', which was also longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Tim's first book for younger readers,'Wow! Said The Owl' was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award 2009 and is his first book to be published in the USA.
As a freelance illustrator, his work has appeared in Tatler Magazine, Harpers & Queen, GQ and Joyce. Other clients include: The National Portrait Gallery London, The Royal Court Theatre, Fourth Estate Publishers, Institute of Contemporary Art, UPC Netherlands and Whistles.
Tim is married and lives in York, England. His favorite color is blue.
In an interview with Madelyn Travis, for Booktrust, Tim says " When I'm writing, I like to work in silence, but when I'm drawing and painting I listen to music played loud on my old stereo. Two of my favorite albums to work to are 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Davies and 'Songs In The Key of Life' by Stevie Wonder."
Top Customer Reviews
The book is a great tool to help teach colors. As each color is introduced to the owl it says "Wow!" and the illustrations are vivid and very cute. This book is nicely done and a good addition to your child's personal library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best color books we've read. Really emphasize the "Wow" and get the kids saying it. They love it.Published 1 month ago by Karen WC
What a fun read! I can't help but make silly voices when reading this to my daughter. We started reading this one when she was 2 (4 1/2 now). I recommend for 3-6 years old.Published 18 months ago by Alison
This is a bedtime favorite at our house. The kids love naming the colors and we even talk about how owls are nocturnal. Precious illustrations!Published 22 months ago by Desert Mom
Son loves owls but this book is so boring nothing about it grabbed his attention. Very disappointed, waste of money.Published on October 30, 2013 by Charlie's mom
The owl decides to stay up during and day and dsicovers a world of colors. A good book for preschoolers.Published on May 2, 2013 by Mark Weatherby