by Brian Schatell
40 pages; ages 4 - 8
Holiday House, 2015
Al loves owls. They're all he can think of! The walls of his bedroom are plastered with pictures and posters of owls. The books on his dresser are all about owl. There's even an owl on his bed - it's stuffed, but still... an owl.
When his mom serves meat loaf Al responds, "Owls eat mice." When his dad suggests he go outside to play in the sun, Al explains that owls are night creatures.
When Al goes to camp he decides to look for owl nests. And he meets owls! Everything is hunkey dorey until the owl catches two mice: one for himself and one to share with Al. Suffice it to say that Al learns a lot about himself - and being an owl - that night.
Here are a few activities to share with your owl-loving kids:
- All about Owls ~ from life history to sound recordings and even a few live "bird cams" from Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check it out here.
- Recycle toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes into owls. Directions here.
- A maze for young owl-lovers here.