Friday, January 6, 2012

Owl at Home

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You remember Arnold Lobel, right?!  He's the creator of our dear friends Frog and Toad.

Well, you must, must, must check out this cozy and funny winter read, an I CAN READ book entitled Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel (c. 1975).  Let me give you a glimpse of my favorite illustrations:

beginning the chapter entitled The Guest

beginning the chapter entitled Tear-Water Tea

Now, don't you just want to visit owl?  You can!  Owl at Home is especially perfect for your budding reader or for that young reader who wants an advancement.  The kids just love Owl!  Our house is filled with laughter whenever we read this together.  To tell the truth, Owl is a bit daft, but his daftness evokes the frolicking laughs that children enjoy.  I could go into a more thorough explanation of each of Lobel's five stories, but suffice it to say, Owl at Home is an experience you won't want to miss!

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  1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely note.
    Your site is a treasure trove and this book in particular is one I'd love to share with my own little niece.

    Happy day!

  2. Yes, yes and yes! I do want to visit the little owl, I want to sit across from him as he pours me a cup of tea and I want to look deep into thoes round old wise eyes ( daft though he may be). I just requested this book fom my library and look forward to reading it with my girls. They are 8 and 10 years old but still retain the wonder of reading picture books. The only difference being that instead of me reading the books, they now read them to me and we collectively ohh and aah at the beauty of well told story and well drawn images. Have you, by chance, come across any books by James Mayhew? We recenlty stumbled upon his 'Katie And The Mona Lisa' and are still wonder-struck by it.

    1. I look forward to the days when mine start reading to me too! How fun!

      We love James Mayhew! And he's been so kind to comment on my blog. You'll have to check out his other "Katie" titles:
      and his blog:
      and his charming Mouse and Mole books:

      Thanks for stopping by to visit! And tell the girls that I'd absolutely love to hear their comments as well! :)

  3. Thank you for your very nice comment about my POTMC post. That post was the second of three, so you can, in fact, read ALL about it! Enjoy my suffering!

    I liked Hound and Bear best as a child. My mother mailed my copy to me so I could read it to my kid. CIIRRRRCLE OF LIFE!

  4. Wow! how cool is that, Mr.Mayhew posting on your blog, must be quite a thrill. I will happily share all my gilrs have to say about Owl At Home as soon as we get our hands on it.

  5. So perfect for a wintry night by the fire curled up in a cozy blanket! How is my sweet Emily doing?! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, girlfriend :)

    Thank you for linking to Post Of The Month Club! It is great to have you there. XOL

  6. When I stumbled on Mr. Lobel's book at the library today, it was a wonderful discovery for me! I absolutely love Owl and his cosy home. A great find.