OWL BABIES BY MARTIN WADDELL ILLUSTRATED BY PATRICK BENSON

OWL BABIES
OWL BABIES
Item# ISBN 978-1406323917
$6.99

This simple story pales in comparison to the exceptionally well-crafted illustrations. Rendered in black ink and watercolor with an abundance of crosshatching used to show background, shadow, texture, and depth, each stunning woodcut-like panorama fills a double-page spread. Benson has chosen shades of turquoise, pale yellow, and light green for the large-type text in order to avoid detracting from the blue-and-green dominated paintings. Realistic as they appear, the three, fluffy, white baby owls and their mother are infused with distinct personalities. The owlets awaken one night to find their mother gone. Sarah, the largest, reasons that she is out hunting for food. Mid-sized Percy tends to agree, while tiny Bill will only repeat, I want my mommy! Mom, just out for a night flight, does return, of course, and her fledglings are delighted to see her. Paperback 32 pages