- Age Range: 5 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick (April 10, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076363364X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763633646
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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White Owl, Barn Owl Hardcover – April 10, 2007
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As in her previous titles, such as Bat Loves the Night (2001), zoologist Davies pulls young kids into the animal world with an atmospheric story that is filled with facts. A young boy helps his grandfather build a box for a barn owl and install it in a nearby tree. Together they wait and watch, and after many evenings, they spot a barn owl flying into their homemade nest, carrying prey for its young. On each spread, fonts in different sizes guide children toward the facts: words in larger typeface tell the story; lines in a smaller font, which resembles handwriting, imparts simple facts about owls' pellets, feathers, body features, and nesting habits. A concluding note tells more about nesting boxes. The poetic, sensory words (the owl's feathers have a "velvety softness") and the realistic, watercolor-and-pastel pictures, especially those of the snow-white bird against the darkening sky, will place kids at the center of the boy's experience even as it heightens their interest in these intriguing animals. Engberg, Gillian
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Foreman's watercolour illustrations are luminous. * The Bookseller * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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