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Friday, 18 December 2015

Review: Three Little Owls

Three Little Owls begins with just that, three little owls, who each lay a white egg on Christmas day. The story then takes readers around the world over the course of a year.

As the owls travel around the world (essentially their migration) they visit Peru, Germany, China, Australia and other countries. The owls return home just in time for Christmas with a “jumbo-sized basket brimful of fine treats.”

Three Little Owls is quirky and crazy and cute (just picture a fish wearing a raincoat and holding an umbrella, cold and caught in a storm). It’s told in poem format, and is an excellent read-aloud book.

Originally created by Italian artist Emanuele Luzzati, Three Little Owls has been translated into English by John Yeoman, and illustrated by the wonderful Quentin Blake.

Title: Three Little Owls
Author: Emanuele Luzzati (Italian original)
Translator: John Yeoman (English version)
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Tate Gallery, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781849761482
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture book

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