Little Owl’s Night (Divya Srinivasan)

Hello, friends! Today’s book is Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan, a sweet story of a young owl’s wanderings after dark.

As night sets over the forest, the nighttime animals awake, including Little Owl. He is happy, because he loves his forest home at night. He excitedly flies off to see his friends and neighbors: a neat line of possums climbing the trees, the silvery dust shaken from the wings of the moths, the croak of the frog and the chirp of the cricket. He revels in the beautiful full moon, even attempting to wake Bear so he won’t miss it (but of course, Bear is fast asleep). No matter: Owl spends the night taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of his forest as he wonders: could daytime possibly be as lovely? He asks his mother to tell him about morning time, but as she describes the dawn, Little Owl has fallen fast asleep just as the sun begins to rise.

This is a lovely bedtime book for little ones with a lot going for it: the high-contrast, simply illustrated animals are great visuals for young bookworms, and the story is sweet, soothing, and filled with innocent wonder. It’s a great way to explore nocturnal animals as well. The length is perfect for even the very young, and JJ always enjoys the art, especially as she learns to identify the animals. A simple, gentle and calming tale of a forest at night, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!


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