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Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

6903371Wow! Said the Owl
Tim Hopgood
2009 Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN – 9780374385187
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Toddler, Preschool
5 Stars


When we are asleep at night, owls are awake. They are good at seeing in the dark. But one little owl was curious about what went on during the day time. So she took a long nap and woke up at the beginning of the day. Wow! said the owl, she was so amazed by all of the different colors that were present during the day. She saw the color pink of the sunrise, the white of the clouds, the red butterflies, and so many more colors. All of the colors were so beautiful. Then it turned back to night time, and the most beautiful stars came out!

I love this book. The language is simple in explaining different colors during the day. And the language complements the pictures really well. I love how the first pages of this book take place at night and the pages are all dark colors, but then when the sun rises the pages light up with lots of bright colors. There is an amazing amount of beautiful detail in each illustration that may not be instantly noticeable. For instance, many of the leaves on the trees have fun designs on them. After the end of the story, there is a page that shows all of the colors that were present in the book, and asks the reader to find them in the previous pages. What a fun a beautiful way to learn colors!


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