The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 5-8, Developing Readers, Confident Readers
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2014
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The much-beloved children's classic story about Plop, the baby owl - as read by the Duchess of Cambridge on BBC's CBeebies Bedtime Stories to mark Mental Health Week. 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.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781405271974
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Weight: 110g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
A good read for a 7 year old
Bought as a present for a friend's granddaughter but have been told that it was enjoyed by the recipient!
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
We had a blast reading this!
Cute story about a silly owl who is afraid of the dark. Perfect for 5-9 year olds.
Grissell Churchill
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Absolutely delightful!
My little boy loves this book! It’s his favourite bedtime read at the moment. A delightful story with a beautiful message behind it which is simply captiva... READ MORE
Nichola Bennett