Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Owl Babies

I had some company in my cosy attic bedroom at Kate's place in Normandy during our week of painting.Four owl babies were nestling in an ingenious space in the wall just behind one of the pictures.     
No kidding!
Sometimes I could just hear them being fed by their parents during the night, but I was usually too zonked out after a hard day's painting.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson, was one of our favourite bedtime books when my kids were very small. 
I loved so many things about that book. Martin's text is masterful, but I also love the way Patrick has so accurately depicted the owl babies as being ugly and cute at the same time.

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