Owl Babies: Candlewick Storybook Animations

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9780763635381A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures every child that Mommy will always come home.

"The baby owls came out of their house,
and they sat on the tree and waited.
A big branch for Sarah, a small branch for Percy,
and an old piece of ivy for Bill."

When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations from unique and striking perspectives capture the owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered.

Candlewick Storybook Animation packages include:
* A full-color hardcover picture book
* A dual-disk DVD/CD with full animated story and two audio read-along
versions of the text — one with page-turn prompts
* A full-color poster, plus a sheet of reusable stickers!

With bonus author interview

Specifications

Series Title
Candlewick Storybook Animations
Publisher
Candlewick Press, Candlewick
Book Format
Other
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
32
Author
Martin Waddell
ISBN-13
9780763635381
Publication Date
September, 2008
ISBN-10
0763635383

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This book takes place ...
This book takes place in the outdoor setting, up in a hole in the trunk of a tree. Three baby owls, and their mother all live together. The story comes to a climax when the momma owl leaves. All the baby owls miss her. Two of them make logical reasons for why the mother left, while the third owl can only say " I want my mommy!". The story concludes with the mother owl coming back The two owls knew of course that she would come back, the third owl says, " I love my mommy!". This book reminds me of my own children. Anytime I leave to go somewhere without my boys, they always miss me, and when I get back I am always greeted with love. Some extention ideas for this story would be to talk to the students about their feelings when someone special leaves to go somewhere. Another idea would be to have different students read the parts of the baby owls, Sarah, Percy, and Bill.
Most helpful negative review
This is a cute book ab...
This is a cute book about three little owlets that wait for their mother to return. Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can't help but wonder where she is. They are worried sick and thoughts are racing through their mind. All they can say is "I want my mommy." Will she ever return? This story was fun because it gets the whole class involved. It can relate to student's at a young age because they are constantly saying, " I want my mommy." This could be a great book for the first day of school or when a child becomes home-sick. I thought this book was pretty cute. The student's could break into groups of five and write their own story about someone or something that wants to find their mommy. Beginning, middle and end could be emphasized when doing this writing assignment as well as punctuation. They could look up Nocturnal animals and define them. List which animals are and which ones are their favorite and why.
Most helpful positive review
This book takes place ...
This book takes place in the outdoor setting, up in a hole in the trunk of a tree. Three baby owls, and their mother all live together. The story comes to a climax when the momma owl leaves. All the baby owls miss her. Two of them make logical reasons for why the mother left, while the third owl can only say " I want my mommy!". The story concludes with the mother owl coming back The two owls knew of course that she would come back, the third owl says, " I love my mommy!". This book reminds me of my own children. Anytime I leave to go somewhere without my boys, they always miss me, and when I get back I am always greeted with love. Some extention ideas for this story would be to talk to the students about their feelings when someone special leaves to go somewhere. Another idea would be to have different students read the parts of the baby owls, Sarah, Percy, and Bill.
Most helpful negative review
This is a cute book ab...
This is a cute book about three little owlets that wait for their mother to return. Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can't help but wonder where she is. They are worried sick and thoughts are racing through their mind. All they can say is "I want my mommy." Will she ever return? This story was fun because it gets the whole class involved. It can relate to student's at a young age because they are constantly saying, " I want my mommy." This could be a great book for the first day of school or when a child becomes home-sick. I thought this book was pretty cute. The student's could break into groups of five and write their own story about someone or something that wants to find their mommy. Beginning, middle and end could be emphasized when doing this writing assignment as well as punctuation. They could look up Nocturnal animals and define them. List which animals are and which ones are their favorite and why.
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This book takes place ...

This book takes place in the outdoor setting, up in a hole in the trunk of a tree. Three baby owls, and their mother all live together. The story comes to a climax when the momma owl leaves. All the baby owls miss her. Two of them make logical reasons for why the mother left, while the third owl can only say " I want my mommy!". The story concludes with the mother owl coming back The two owls knew of course that she would come back, the third owl says, " I love my mommy!". This book reminds me of my own children. Anytime I leave to go somewhere without my boys, they always miss me, and when I get back I am always greeted with love. Some extention ideas for this story would be to talk to the students about their feelings when someone special leaves to go somewhere. Another idea would be to have different students read the parts of the baby owls, Sarah, Percy, and Bill.

SummaryThere are three...

Summary There are three baby owls: Sarah, Percy, and Bill. They were asleep and woke up on night and noticed that their mother was gone. Sarah and Percy began to think their mother was getting the food, but the only thing Bill could think and say "I want my mommy". Their owl mother did not come back so the baby owls came out of their house and sat on a tree and waited. Sarah and Percy kept telling Bill that their mother would be back, but all Bill could say was "I want my mommy". It became very dark and they had to be brave because things moved around them. Sarah then insisted that they all sit on her branch together and they did. The baby owls closed their eyes and wished their mother would come home and she did. Personal I really like this book. I enjoyed reading this one. I think my favorite part is there is a repeating part. I like this because the children can play a part in the story. Great book for children. The pictures were very detailed. Extension 1. We could talk about owls. 2. We could talk about how to deal with anxiety when leaving a parent.

This is a special book...

This is a special book about love and missing mom and being reassured that she'll be back. Your child will love having you reading this book aloud to them, especially if they have anxieties about starting preschool. The pictures will help your child develop narrative or storytelling skills.

This lovely picture bo...

This lovely picture book was my son's every-night choice for almost a year when he was in preschool. A perfect choice for families with a working mom, it captures the anxiety of owlets "Sarah and Percy and Bill" when mommy owl is away. Sarah and Percy are brave, but Bill just wants mommy. Don't we all?

Summary: A story of t...

Summary: A story of three baby owls who wake up one night to find their mother gone. As the baby of the family cries, "I want my mommy!" over and over again, the oldest owl and the middle owl try to comfort him, but find that they are just as scared as the baby. When the mother owl returns, the baby owls are delighted to see her. Personal Response: This is one of my favorite books. The pictures are so life-like and you can feel the heart-strings tug when Bill cries, "I want my mommy." Classroom interaction: In the classroom, I would have my students write about what baby owl was their favorite, and explain how they would comfort someone if they were scared. In the classroom, I would have a forest themed room, and we would discuss what types of animals lived in a forest, and draw pictures of the babies that lived there.


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