Thursday, January 6, 2011
Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel
Owl at Home is a collection of five early reader stories that keep a smile on your face. Owl is a quirky old bachelor (he kind of reminds me of my neighbor...shhh...) who is a little bit clueless. Scared of his own feet, wanting to be upstairs and downstairs at the same time, makes tea out of his own tears. Quite the opposite of the 'wise old owl' we are so accustomed to meeting in stories.
Beck isn't quite ready to start reading this one on his own but he's really enjoying having it as a read-aloud. It's best read in the cold winter months and you can see why with illustrations like these: