Title: The Christmas Owl Author: Angela Muse Illustrator: Helen H. Wu Publication Date: November, 2013 Publisher: Independent - 4eyesbooks Number of pages: 36 Recommended age: 3+
A Barred owl becomes injured and must ask others for help. He promises to give back to those who have a generous heart and he is true to his word. Also check out Lil Glimmer, The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure, The Pig Princess, The Bee Bully, Eager Eaglets: Birds of Play, Cactus Charlie, Suzy Snowflake and Monsters Have Mommies by this author.My Review: This is a lovely book about kindness and helping someone in need even when it doesn't suit you. Owl is hurt and can't fly home, so he petitions the animals in the forest to let him stay in their homes for just one night each, while he mends. Each animal is a bit apprehensive, as we know that Owls with their big talons can be quite the predators, but the animals share their homes and food. Owl finally heals and on Christmas Eve, returns to thanks each animal with gift perfectly suited to them. Thus begins a tradition of the Christmas Owl, as he visits his friends each year with a gift, to remember the kindness they showed in his time of need. I really enjoyed the Christmas Owl, with its old time illustrations and gentle message. Another lovely book by Angela Muse that I will definitely recommend for Christmas.
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About the Author: Angela Muse
Angela Muse[/caption] I was born in California to a military family. This meant that I was the "new kid" in school every couple of years. It was hard always trying to make new friends, but I discovered I had a knack for writing. I began writing poetry in high school and really enjoyed expressing myself by using pen and paper. After becoming a Mom in 2003, I continued my storytelling to my own children. In 2009 I wrote and published my first children's book aimed at toddlers. In 2012 I am set to release several more children's books. Check out what I'm working on by visiting my children's book blog. Writing is such a wonderful creative process and I look forward to sharing more of my stories with lots of new little readers!