White Owl Barn Owl

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

The remit of the Read and Wonder series is to encourage children to 'think, feel and imagine as they learn'. This is the fourth of Davies' books for the series, and she brings a zoologist's knowledge to the text, while Foreman's illustrations combine an evocative interpretation of the story with accuracy of specific owl-related detail.

Davies cocoons the factual information within an inter-generational first-person narrative of a girl and her grandfather building an owl nest-box, and watching the nesting and chick-rearing process. As the girl discovers, so do the readers.

Foreman adds handwritten notes to his pictures, which provide an additional source of information about owls and their lives. A note about nest-boxes and an index complete this imaginative and excellent book.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Ice Bear

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Gary Blythe

Facts about polar bears are woven alongside the lyrical text in this sumptuously illustrated picture book.

Read more about Ice Bear

I (Don't) Like Snakes

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Luciano Lozano

This is an unusual and amusing tale about a girl who doesn't share her family's enthusiasm for snakes. However, as they tell her more about the incredible reptiles, she has a change of heart.

Read more about I (Don't) Like Snakes