As the Holiday approaches and kids are busily making their wish lists – I think it’s important to stop and remember what the holidays are about. This book is a gentle reminder that it’s always better to give, than to receive.
About the The Christmas Owl
Title: The Christmas Owl
Author: Angela Muse
Illustrator: Helen H. Wu
Publication Date: November, 2013
Publisher: Independent – 4eyesbooks
Number of pages: 36
Recommended age: 3+
An injured owl is seeking shelter in the bitter cold – so that his broken wing can heal. He asks 4 forest creatures for help – all of whom are prey to a Barred Owl. Of course they are hesitant – and ask him what he will eat. The owl simply wants whatever they normally eat and assures them that they will receive kindness in return. It is an artfully illustrated picture book – that reminds us – it’s not what’s given to us that’s important, but what we give to others. It’s a simple concept that seems to be lost in the commercialism of the holidays.
My kids were enthralled with this book. The illustrations are absolutely stunning – and real to life. The Christmas Owl is lyrically written and keeps the children interested. I read this with my kids all around – and we enjoyed it together. After reading the book, Ava – who doesn’t yet read, enjoyed flipping through the book and looking at the pictures.
In the end, the owl did just what he promised. When he was strong enough to fly – he visited all of his friends and neighbors who helped him – and left them a special treat in return for their kindness and compassion.
The Christmas Owl is a beautifully illustrated book that kindly delivers a heartfelt message and reminder that forgiveness, kindness, and charity is the essence and the spirit of the holiday season.
More Books from Angela Muse
Also check out Lil Glimmer, The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure, The Pig Princess, The Bee Bully, Eager Eaglets: Birds of Play, Cactus Charlie, Suzy Snowflake and Monsters Have Mommies by this author.
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About the Author: Angela Muse
I was born in California to a military family. This meant that I was the “new kid” in school every couple of years. It was hard always trying to make new friends, but I discovered I had a knack for writing. I began writing poetry in high school and really enjoyed expressing myself by using pen and paper. After becoming a Mom in 2003, I continued my storytelling to my own children. In 2009 I wrote and published my first children’s book aimed at toddlers. In 2012 I am set to release several more children’s books. Check out what I’m working on by visiting my children’s book blog.
Writing is such a wonderful creative process and I look forward to sharing more of my stories with lots of new little readers!
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