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Owl Babies

By Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Patrick Benson

A board book edition of Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson's classic, reassuring tale of three loveable little owls home alone.

A beautiful board book edition of a bestselling modern classic, this is the story of three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, who wake one night to find their mother gone. And as the darkness gathers and they perch patiently on their branch waiting for her return, oh how they worry! What are those scary noises all around them? What is mum doing? When will she be back? Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mum been so sensitively told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale from picture book masters, Patrick Benson and Martin Waddell.

  • A board book edition for little hands, this is a reassuring read for any toddler who has ever worried about mummy leaving them alone, or any young child starting pre-school for the very first time.
  • With over two million copies sold, this picture book family favourite has been described by the Guardian as 'the perfect picture book'.

About the author

Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell was an aspiring football player for many years, before turning his hand to writing. He is now widely regarded as one of the greatest living children’s writers, and has over 220 published titles to his name. He is perhaps best known for Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson and Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; as well as the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark and the Little Bear series, both illustrated by Barbara Firth. In 2004, Martin received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children’s literature, the highest career recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children’s books. He lives in Newcastle County Down, in Northern Ireland.

About the illustrator

Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He gained great acclaim for his illustrations in Owl Babies, which has sold over two million copies worldwide, and went on to illustrate The MinPins by Roald Dahl, The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson, The Sea-Thing Child by Russell Hoban and, most recently, Soon by Timothy Knapman. He lives in Hawick, Scotland.

ISBN: 9781406364477
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Dimensions: 180 x 160mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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