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Dec 12 2016

The silent owl by Clemency Pearce

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Ill. by Sam McPhillips. Big Sky Publishing, 2016. ISBN 9781925520019
(Age: 3-8) Recommended. 'In the great, old hollow oak lived an owl who never spoke' - a great rhyming opening to this clever and engaging story written by Clemency Pearce and illustrated by Sam McPhillips. In the deep and dark forest lives a silent owl and his forest friends. The forest animals are worried about Owl, but to their surprise, he has a few tricks up his sleeve! Follow collage-like images by Sam McPhillips, various animals just want Owl to notice them in this cute rhyming picture book.
Sam McPhillips' illustrations are uniquely created using patterns and shapes. This creative technique appeals to readers of any age as it has the potential to spark inspiration for artistic individuals. Additionally, Clemency Pearce's words see charming creatures continuously pester their friend before Owl shares a unique and humorous hidden talent. A story to be enjoyed by many readers.
Keely Coard

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