by Martin Waddell
illustrations by Patrick Benson
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 1992
Ages: 2 +
Interests: birds, owls, nature, nighttime, single parent
Three little owl babies wait in the night for their mother to return.
A cute book for anyone who loves birds, but also a story about patience, temporary separation, being brave in the dark, and a mother who always returns. The illustrations, featuring the three little worried fluffballs, are adorable. The joy and excitement upon mother’s return is wonderful too.