Owl Babies (25th Anniversary Edition)

A bedtime classic: gentle, snuggly and reassuring. Happy 25th birthday to these cuddly owl friends. One night in the wood, Mummy Owl flies off hunting. Her three owl babies are left behind, waiting in their cosy tree. Darkness gathers and the owls begin to worry. Will Mummy ever come back? But they needn’t be afraid… One of the loveliest bedtime stories ever written, with snuggly pictures and a soothing message. Little people: you’ll adore this calming story full of twilight magic.

  • An all-time classic favourite loved by millions of children
  • Reassuring message that Mummy will always come home
  • By the dream team of Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson
  • Martin won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004

“Touchingly beautiful … Drawn with exquisite delicacy … The perfect picture book.” Guardian

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  • Awards

    Martin Waddell has won the Nestle Smarties prize twice for Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? and Farmer Duck, and the Kurt Maschler award for The Park in the Dark.

  • Awards

    Patrick Benson won the Mother Goose Award for The Green Book of Hob Stories and The Red Book of Hob Stories in 1984.

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