So the story begins, “Little Owl lived with his Mommy in a tree house on the edge of the City Park.”  His mother made Little Owl an orange scarf which Little Owl was always trying to lose or get rid of for it was itchy, too long, and a color of orange that he just did not like.  But his mommy always managed to find the missing scarf and wanted him to wear it.  One day, Little Owl went on a field trip to the zoo with the scarf on, of course, but he returned without it.  Mommy Owl decided that letting Little Owl choose his own yarn and the color might work better so she did not try to find the missing scarf.  Little Owl chose a soft blue yarn and Mommy Owl knitted him a new scarf which he liked very much.  We do find out, through a picture, just where that orange scarf ended up and it leaves us with a smile.  This is a sweet story for the young ones.

The drawings are simple in black and white with dabs of two colors – orange and a turquoise-blue.  The simple illustrations fit this simple story so very well.

Reading Level: 3 months – 3 years

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tatyana Feeney studied History of Art at the University of North Carolina, followed by Design at the Art Institute of Atlanta, before getting a BA in Illustration for Children’s Publishing from NEWI in Wales. She lives in Trim, County Meath with her husband, two children and small dog.  One place to find more of her art is @ http://www.illustratorsireland.com/index.php/portfolios/gallery/tatyana_feeney/

Book Information

  • ISBN-13: 9780449814116
  • Publisher: Borzoi Book, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books
  • Publication date: 6/11/2013 (originally published in 2012 in the UK by Oxford University Press)
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Original review was in February, 2014.


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