Colours have been the theme of the household recently. From teaching our 1 year old Carson the colours (orange seems to be the favourite and it conveniently also seems to be his favourite fruit) to teaching Owen (4 years old) about the primary colours (red, yellow and blue) and how to mix them to create the secondary colours (orange, purple and green). We have also been looking at all the colours of the rainbow.
Sticking with the colour theme it feels appropriate to suggest WOW! said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. This vibrantly coloured book is one of my personal favourites – another great read provided in Owen’s toddler Bookbug bag.
The story follows a curious owl who fights her nocturnal instinct sleep all day. Instead she sleeps all night and wakes with the morning sun. Immediately she she is amazed by all the fantastic colours.
“WOW” said the owl. She couldn’t believe her eyes! The sky was a warm and wonderful pink.
Readers join in her journey and soon enough an array of vibrant colours are discovered in the clouds, trees, butterflies and more. The sun is still shining but then it starts to rain resulting in a rainbow.
“WOW!” said the owl as a beautiful rainbow filled the sky with colour.
As night approaches the colours start to change. The evening sky is filled with its own variety of fantastic colours. She soon concludes:
But “WOW! said the owl”
“The night-time stars are the most beautiful of all”
Additionally the book has a colour pallet on the last page which encourages readers to have a another look through the book to spot individual colours.
Both boys really love this book and we find ourselves rereading it over and over in one sitting. All I can say is WOW! We definitely recommend reading this entertaining and educational book.
Title: WOW! Said the Owl
Author: Tim Hopgood
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Happy page turning x