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Owl Babies | Martin Waddell
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A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. "I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning illustrations from striking perspectives capture the anxious little owls as they worry. Not surprisingly, joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greet the mother s return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered."
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Owl Babies | Martin Waddell
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I have three kids...and dang this is relatable. I really feel children‘s books are written for the parents reading them as much as they are for children. That Bill is just like my Middle. “Hey, Dad. Where‘s Mom?” 😄😄😄 This was cute. Not a lot happening, but these babies aren‘t ready to leave the nest yet. And really, who doesn‘t love some owl babies!? 19/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks (Picture represents my face with my needy-AF kids...😂🤣)

mabell Sounds great! Mom, mom, mom... 😂 8mo
Texreader Great photo pic! And if I fall in love with a kids‘ book, then that author has done their job! I can name a few I love love love to this day from my kids‘ baby, toddler, and kid days. 8mo
AshleyHoss820 @mabell Aaahahaha!! YES! 😂 8mo
AshleyHoss820 @Texreader Exactly! I have a few faves from all stages! I can even tell you my favorite from MY childhood! 8mo
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Cute, lovely illustrations, bold colors, captures separation anxiety fairly well -- but we never find out where Mama Owl went! #1001booksbeforeyougrowup

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We are making clay owls and the top left is holding a book. A kid after my own heart. #kidart #teachersoflitsy

kstadt929 So cute! Love these ❤️ 2y
Craftylikefox Adorable! 2y
BookwormM I love owls and these are cute 2y
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GripLitGrl Too cute❣❣ 2y
Debiw781 😍😍😍 I want to make a clay owl holding a book! 🦉 2y
AJones What a wonderful and creative idea! And 🙌🏼 to that kiddo. 2y
batsy I love owls and these are fab 😍 2y
rohit-sawant How adorable! 2y
Gissy 😍 2y
JoScho @batsy @rohit-sawant @gissy thank you guys! ❤️ 2y
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Inspired by one of my children‘s favorite books. Sarah, Percy, and Bill. What are your children‘s favorites?

QueenOfWands This is beautiful! 2y
VanChocStrawberry Knufflebunny! My daughter loved Fancy Nancy. 2y
Andrea4 I WANT ...NO...NEED THIS!!! @RyanWalsh 😂 2y
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Bookartbookmarks @andrea4 this one is sold out already :/. I can always try to find another :) 2y
Bookartbookmarks @VanChocStrawberry I have two boys so they‘re all into pjmasks and star wars. I remember all the sweet books I use to read like Amelia and the bookstore kitten 2y
tonyahoswalt Dang it, I saw you post this on Instagram, and I was going to run over to Etsy when I finished to see if I could catch it and I forgot. It's lovely! 2y
Bookartbookmarks @tonyahoswalt thank you I can always try to find another if you‘re interested :) 2y
Bookartbookmarks @Andrea4 and @tonyahoswalt I‘ll let you know if I find another one charm tomorrow. Everyone seems to love the little owls. 2y
tonyahoswalt @Babiesandbooks Thanks, that would be great! 2y
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The Gustavus Adolphus College Library hosted a Books in Bloom event featuring floral arrangements inspired by books. Owl Babies was breathtaking!

LauraBeth Beautiful! 3y
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On the evenings I go out, my daughter waits up for me and then, upon my return, requests we read Owl Babies together. For those who aren't familiar, it's about a mom who disappears in the night, and about the babies who await her return. ... My 2-year-old is legit guilt tripping me. (P.S. Tonight, for International Women's Day, I went to my local bookstore to sing resistance songs with a brand new choir.)

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Our newest patient, a starving juvenile snowy owl. Have had her 2 days now and still alive so fingers crossed! #owlsofLitsy #nslittens #birdsrule

Mimi28 Aaaaawwwww!!! 👀👀 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Fingers crossed! 3y
Owlizabeth *screams incoherently with excitement* 3y
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britt_brooke 💕💕💕 3y
DeborahSmall My favourite animal in the world 💖 3y
readinginthedark 😍😍😍😍😍😍 3y
Hooked_on_books What a beautiful creature! 3y
Texreader Ohh she's something! TAke good care of her. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I have never prayed for an owl before, and I'm not even sure If I believe in God, but I'm going to pray for this owl!!😘 3y
Nonaroo She's beautiful! 3y
Christine Oh wow!!! ❤️ 3y
moranadatter Aww! Here's hoping she makes it! 3y
Lindy I hope to see more #owlsoflitsy 😊 3y
LeahBergen Awww! 😩😩 3y
minkyb I love what you do! 3y
arlenefinnigan Awwwwww ❤ 3y
arlenefinnigan I was not aware that there was an #owlsoflitsy hashtag. That's Saturday taken care of. 3y
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