"One of our absolute favourites" - Zoe Ball
''Utterly beguiling' - Lucy Mangan, Guardian
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark.
"Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring.
Perhaps there is magic in the dark after all . . .
Filled with gentle humour and giving comforting reassurance to nightime fears and anxieties, Jill Tomlinson's animal bedtime stories have been enjoyed by children for decades.
This edition of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.
This is Book 2 in the Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales Series. See all Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales books here.
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Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did! Jill Tomlinson's animal storMore about Jill Tomlinson
Paul Howard studied a Graphic Design course that specialised in illustration, and worked at the Natural History Museum before becoming a full-time illustrator. Amongst other books, he illustrated the enormously popular The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and wrote and illustrated Bugville (both published by Egmont). This is Paul's second book for Bloomsbury,More about Paul Howard