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A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home.

A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home. Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait... Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does and they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.

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30th November '14
Read to children aged 2 , 3 , 4 & 5
Owl Babies 9780744531671
5 stars
I love this book, the word are simple or children to understand, the story is interesting and heart warming, and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful.
26th February '18
I read it to Joshuag aged 1 aged 1
Owl Babies 9780744531671
5 stars
One of my favourite books. A great story for children being left at nursery/playgroup for the first time.

The Story explains that mummy will always come back. 

Great story and lovely pics.
17th October '18
I read it to Dawoud aged 4 aged 4
Owl Babies 9780744531671
5 stars
My four-year-old was read this storey at nursery. As a result he would talk bout it at home so I brought it for him. He really like the storey and the illustrations were nice. A great book for young children. 
1st November '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
 A truely heart-warming tale of three baby owls who wake one night to find that their mother is not in the nest with them. This captures magnificently the anxiety that young children feel when they are separated from their loved ones.  The writing is simple and heartfelt , and the pictures are charming. And the ending brings a rush of relief to both adult reader and small child alike. An immensely comforting book that can help children acknowledge and overcome their separation anxieties. A truely beautiful story.
23rd January '15
I read it to MicahW aged 5 aged 5 & to AvaW aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Lovely pictures of owls.   Lovely story, with nice ending. Owl mommy went out to get food for the owl babies, but they didn't know when she was coming back and wanted their mommy. She did come back for them. I used this story with my son when going back to work, when he was a bit younger, to explain like the owl mommy I had to go out but would be back later.   The children enjoyed the story, more suitable for my son than my daughter who is 18months, but she liked looking at the owls.
10th October '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Good one to read to children who are starting school to show them that mummy will always come back. Great story with a nice message and great pictures. 
25th May '16
I read it to ToyStoryTot aged 3 aged 3 & to TwinkleBubs aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This has been a favourite with me for a number of years, reading it often in my job within the childcare sector and now I read it regularly to my own children. It is beautifully illustrated and has incredibly touching undertones to help ease children's anxieties of a parent leaving and their unknowing of when they will return. The illustrations are bold against a mostly dark background and the characters are very relatable. Sarah, Percy and Bill are 3 baby owls who wake up in their nest to find their owl mother has gone. All are concerned, but Sarah provides gentle reassurance, Percy negates by suggesting something awful has happened (helpful) and poor little Bill just worries, repeatedly asking for his mummy.  My eldest completely empathises with Bill and his sad pleas for Mummy and it is a joy to see his face light up when Mummy and the baby owls are reunited. A heartwarming, simple tale that even my 17 month old becomes absorbed in. Highly recommend purchasing this sweet book.
3rd November '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to Aby aged 6 aged 6 & to Laya aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A wonderful story about three baby owls Sarah, percy and Bill who wake up to find that their mother is gone from their nest.
Baby owl Bill keeps say "I want my mummy" and the other two owls comfort him and reassure him that mother owl will be back.
I love the way author wrote this story with different personality owls. Sarah is the wise one, Percy is the bravest and Bill who is the baby in the family .
My daughters loves this story and understand the love between a mother and her children.
3rd November '16
I read it to Mouse aged 6 aged 6 & to Leggies aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
Love this book, It reminds me of the children being little because they loved me reading it to them - they still pick it off the shelf now and again now to read to themselves.!
28th May '17
I read it to Poohbear aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
My daughter read this book in school and loved it so we bought it and I read it every night for over a year. I love the moral of it that mummy always comes back. The story is easy to follow and the graphics are beautiful. 
1st October '17
I read it to Pine aged 5 to 6
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5 stars
A lovely story used as part of a topic on Light and Dark while learning about nocturnal animals. Lovely illustrations and an introduction to Owls. Great for drama and story retelling with puppets as there is plenty of speech and to give an introduction to speech bubbles.

I would also consider using this with children struggling to settle in school as it provides reassurance that mum comes back.
26th June '18
I read it to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is such a sweet book about 3 baby owls who wake up and can't find their mum. They fret and worry but their mum does come back. My little girl loves telling me this story over and over again. The illustrations are great. 
7th January '17
I read it to RCHogan aged 2 aged 2 & to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This wonderful picture book is the story of three baby owls who wake up to find there Mum isn't there. They wait until she eventually returns and they are delighted to see her; not to mention reassured that she will come back when she's gone.

The illustrations are stunning; they may not be as bright and bold as other toddler books but they make up for it in sheer beauty and my little ones find them no-less engrossing.

The text is simple so it doesn't take very long to read, that combined with the night-time feel makes it perfect for a bedtime story.

It's the perfect story to comfort children who worry about parents coming back or experience separation anxiety; or a jumping off point to talk about the subject with any child really.

It's a simply gorgeous book with a wonderful story: I highly recommend it.
10th March '17
I read it to PHanke aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
The edition we brought of this book comes with a cuddly, baby owl which makes it such a perfect bedtime story!  Three little owls miss their mommy very much, and try to be brave while they wait for her to return!
3rd October '18
I read it to AmeliaRose aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We love this book! Beautiful illustrations and a beautiful story 
12th October '18
I read it to ThePBBNursery aged 2 to 5
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5 stars
What an absolute classic! This story just had to be revisited by us recently, it's basically an Autumn tradition the world over, right?!... Owl Babies is a lovely story about three owl siblings - Sarah, Percy and Bill who are waiting patiently for Mummy Owl to come home from her nighttime search for dinner. The illustrations are iconic in this book, depicting the animated little Bill as he goes from worried to ecstatic in the short time we get to know him, Percy who tries to keep calm and the protective big sister Sarah. It's definitely a happy book for us as we read it again and again!
25th November '14
I read it to JP Bristol aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Read this to my boys when they were babies and the 3 year old still requests it from time to time.  I think he likes the idea of the 3 fluffy looking owls all staying together even though they are all a little nervous of the dark while their Mum is away, then loves it when Mummy owl comes swooping back to look after them, as she always done.  A good introduction to being brave in the dark and looking out for each other as siblings!
11th October '17
I read it to Mt13 aged 4 aged 4 & to Ht15 aged 2 aged 2
Owl Babies 9780744531671
4 stars
Great message behind the story but some annoying repeatition 
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