An adventurous and heart-warming picture book about a sparky little owl who is determined to leave the nest during the day, by internationally acclaimed author-illustrator, Petr Horácek.

Tiny Owl wants to explore the day. Mummy Owl says the day can be dangerous but Tiny Owl isn't scared! So, when Mummy Owl is asleep, Tiny Owl tiptoes out of the nest and flies off. There are all kinds of other birds and animals out during the day, and everything is so colourful!

But maybe night-time is best for owls after all...


Petr Horácek’s bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 and 2018.


From the starry front covers to the starry back covers this is picture book from a picture book creator at the top of his form.

Books for Keeps

Heartwarming, endearing and a testament to just what mums will do for their curious offspring. Absolutely stunning story!

My Shelves Are Full

This is a wonderful, touching book full of hope for the future.

The Letterpress Project

Young children will love following Tiny Owl’s adventure with its alarming encounters, dramatically illustrated in Petr Horácek’s striking illustrations.

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