Saturday, January 5, 2013

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell


Written by Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Patrick Benson
Candlewick Press
Picture Book: Age 2-8, Pre K-Grade 3

Themes: family, caring, feelings

Owl Babies is one of my favorite children's books to read aloud.  I teach special needs students and ELL students who have responded with enthusiasm when they hear this story.  As a media specialist I teach technology skills and information literacy skills and often use technology with the students after they have listened to a story. With Owl Babies, students have created their own Pixie slides as they recall a favorite part of the story.  Where the author uses speech bubbles, the students are able to relate the visual to the text dialogue.  I was so thrilled to discover this video slideshow that will have an even greater impact on their comprehension.  The illustrations by Patrick Benson are so vivid, they capture the adorable expressions of the three babies, most especially Little Percy.  This will be a real treat for my students. Take a look.....

Disclosure:  I own a copy of this book that I purchased.

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Blogger Alice said...

Baby owls are so cute! I have a particular liking for owls. I saw some at the bird park while they were sleeping. Interesting poses and one of them even opened an eye an peeked! I like the sound of speech bubbles too...

1/8/13, 4:20 AM  
Blogger wisteria said...

Hi Alice...I love owls too, although I have never seen one in the environment..only in a zoo. Were you able to get any photos? Have a good day.

1/8/13, 5:41 AM  

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