Guest More than 1 year ago This was a darling story that can make anyone laugh!! I really liked owl's outlook on life and I think that kids will get it, too. WildStar More than 1 year ago I bought this book to send to my son so he had a book to read in his son's kindergarten class.
Periodically they allow parents to come in and read to the class. I selected this one because the story of the owl seems so cute and I know the children would like it, especially my grandson. The only way he will go to sleep is if our youngest cat, Molly Kitten, will curl up on his bed with him. She will stay awake until my son falls asleep. We thought these nightmares were imaginary because neither my husband nor I had seen an owl Molly jumped up to the window, tapped on the glass with her paw, and the owl flew away.
The other day, I took my son to the bookstore and let him pick out any book he wanted.
He picked out Owl At Home, so we bought it and took it home and read it. Owl At Home is a very likable owl, as likable, in fact, as Frog and Toad. He just doesn't get the same attention that Frog and Toad do. It's a pity, really, because apparently owls do need a positive mascot when it comes to kids. This book, like the Frog and Toad books, is written and illustrated with scads of charm that holds up well to repeated, and often very slow, readings.
Comments: I'm very familiar with this book but had never actually read it before! This contains four chapters, each its own individual story. Owl, himself, is not the brightest bulb in the package and while very polite and considerate he ends up in the silliest situations because of his own misunderstandings. Three of the stories follow this theme, while the third is a simple tale that shows his simple ways of making tea.
Owl is a dear you can't help but love because of his simple yet good-natured ways. My son was laughing joyously at the antics Owl ends up in and Lobel's illustrations of course add volumes to the simple easy reader text. Arnold Lobel is well known for his illustrations but he was also a master of the easy reader. His books contain both phonetic and common sight words making them appropriate for readers who have passed the basic phonics level.
A fun book to read aloud to youngers and a perfect easy reader.
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The stories are written with simple language and are perfect for an early reader who can read the stories but will also be able to see Owl's conclusions are not always correct or smart. Review:This kind of book for early readers is right up there with Frog and Toad. Owl is wonderfully illustrated by Arnold Lobel who gives Owl a simple innocence sometimes not found in books today. From making tear-drop tea to befriending the moon Owl has magic in everyday. These sad sweet stories are amazing for the Easy Reader Genre. Owl is my alter ego I'm sure.
Tear drop tea is too amazing for words. Kids respond well to this book. We read it in first grade this year. To paraphrase the Langley School Music Project, What is lost these days is the sense of melancholy kids love. They have an emotional scape more broad than a lot of literature gives them credit for. Owl at Home is a hilarious look into the misunderstandings of an Owl who is not quite as wise as you would think.
In each story, Owl shows his childlike nature by doing things that a young child might do i. It makes this story the perfect book to read to young children, or to give them practice beginning to read on their own because it's something that they can relate to. It's unfortunate that this book was written nearly twenty years ago and has fallen out of circulation with today's current trends. But, for me, it will always be a classic that can be used as anything from a early reading challenge to a bedtime story. Two thumbs up! Upstairs-downstairs is a favourite with my grandson, making tea with tears is a bit too much for.
They are simple, sweet, and funny. This fairly recently published book is a thorough resource, yet easily readable, for the most widely-dispersed owl in America. Many of us have seen these beautiful giants in our own yards at dusk.
They are truly awe-inspiring and this book will surely make you as much a fan as I am. Pick your favorite version. Read it for the children in your life, or as a gentle reminder of simple pleasures.
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