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Owl Babies

By Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Patrick Benson

A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, Owl Babies reassures young children that Mummy will always come home.

“The perfect picture book” Guardian A special 25th anniversary board book edition of a bestselling modern classic, Owl Babies is a comforting read for any toddler who has ever worried about mum leaving them alone, or any child starting pre-school for the very first time. Sarah, Percy and Bill the baby owls 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! 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 and, with gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.

  • A board book edition for little hands
  • With over four and a half million copies sold, this picture book is a family favourite
  • A luxurious new edition with gorgeous gold embossing on the cover and spine, and a gold foil sticker

About the author

Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell is 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: 9781406374377
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Dimensions: 180 x 160mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/08/17 at 03:02:06
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