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K-Gr. 3. This colorful book covers the basics of classroom-oriented owl science: type of bird, variety of owls in North America, parts of the body, behaviors, life cycle, and need for protection. From the eye-catching jacket to the closing page of fast facts, Gibbons certainly understands her audience: what they will need to know and what they will find interesting. More narrative in approach than the rest of the book, the life cycle section follows a mated pair of owls as they build their nest, tend their eggs, and raise their young. Though the background paintings of the night skies get a little murky at times, the colorful illustrations are effective, particularly at a little distance. Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author

Whether she's in her solar house in Corinth, Vermont or in her summer home off the coast of Maine, Gail Gibbons lives surrounded by nature. It is her curiosity for how things work and how things are made that has led her in such a successful career as a children's book author and illustrator. Before creating children's books, she worked for PBS in children's television. She has published almost 50 titles with Holiday House.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 760 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House; 2/13/06 edition (March 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823420140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823420148
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are well over a hundred different kinds of owls living on every continent except Antarctica, and details on twenty of them living in North America are the focus of Gail Gibbons' introductory Owls, with drawings depicting owls as Gibbons surveys owl natural history from egg to owlet to adult. Plenty of facts makes for good, solid owl information.
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The magic talent of author and illustrator Gail Gibbons is the amount of detail she can put into very few pages of text. I think it is the judicious selection of text, with the detailed illustrations, and the factoids distributed throughout, that makes up her winning formula.

In Owls, Gibbons gives the reader a very nice overview of these interesting, mostly nocturnal creatures. From owl anatomy to owl behavior, Gibbons develops a readable and educational book.
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By Jenny on October 14, 2008
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My four year old is into owls these days, and this book provides fabulous non-fiction information in a fun, kid-friendly text. We love Gail Gibbons!
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Bought this book to read to my students--very informative with great pictures. Held students interest. I used this book after our science lesson on animal life cycles and before our hands-on activity of owl pellets. Everyone loved it-can't wait to do it again next year!
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My son completed a project on owls and used MS Powerpoint. His presentation was terric but most of his research came from these owl books on Amazon. Much better than internet. This book was priced great.
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Of course I had to read the book before I gave it to my grandson and found it to be full of good information written in an interesting and informative way. Especially liked the identification of the different types of owls and the illustrations . Good for children and grown ups too.
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I bought this book in order to help my lesson here at home about owls. Our children had a lot of questions because we have a Screech Owl who lives in our yard and they wanted to know all about it. That branched off into owl facts. This is a great book which our older child could read independently and the younger children were able to listen to and glean information from. Full of information but written in such a way that it is interesting to a young one. Our youngest is 7. Gail Gibbons is an amazing author and having used many of the books she authored in my classrooms over the years, I knew this was going to be a good addition to our home lesson. It was!
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This lovely book was a good gift for our 5-year-old granddaghter.who likes to be read to. - We also gave her the Hoot Owl cooperative board game from Peaceable Kingdom.-- sort of a themed present. Little brother almost 3 likes to get in on both.
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