I've just finished reading this old very well loved book to Sonny, for the millionth time, 11 years of reading this book!
I remember there was a point I could read it with my eye's shut!
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell who wrote so many of our other faves like 'Farmer Duck', 'Can't you sleep little bear' and 'Pig in the Pond' ( I bet every child's book case has at least one Marin Waddell book in it! ) Illustrated by Patrick Benson who has such a beautiful sensitive textured pen and ink style, so atmospheric, he also illustrated these books, lovely!
When we read it we replace the names of the 3 owls from Sarah, Percy and Bill to Lily, Skyla and Sonny which Sonny especially loves and really relates the book as our family.
This is a beautiful timeless Classic, which all my kids have loved and still love.
Have a look at more books of the week here.
I think it's important to champion children's picture books in this generation of computer screens, DSI, mobile phone's, ipod, all amazing and exciting and part of my children's daily life.
They are techno naturals!
we have NO SCREENS DAY!! on a Monday and a Thursday ....Oh yes I can lay the law down!... only books, drawing, jigsaws, and games on these days! Maybe as they get older I'll be fighting a loosing battle, and I do love technology and embrace it all ( with an amazed glazed look!)
call me 'ole fashioned, I feel modelling with play dough and routing through the big Lego box for a
'two-er' to complete the castle are just as important as playing Super Mario and looking up Glee on
Anyways I'm waffling,
let me know if you agree:)