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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; 1 edition (Aug. 10 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763650226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763650223
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 1 x 26.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and designer who now lives in London. In 2007, he was named one of Time Magazine’s DESIGN 100 for his work for Fair Trade and People Tree. LITTLE OWL LOST is his first picture book.

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Format: Board book
Rating reflects North American edition, five stars to the original version.

Great book, prefer the UK title/version although having both does allow us to switch up our readings. Not sure why the edits were needed; I liked the British flavour of the original.

Unfortunately our North American edition also has a typo on the word "mommy" in one spot. Too bad it wasn't proofed more carefully before printing. All in all, great story and eye-catching illustration.
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This book is delightful. The text is uncomplicated, colors are vibrant and the illustrations are dynamic. It ranks high on my list of books for toddlers
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Format: Hardcover
Great illustrations that are slightly eccentric and cool, as well as a fun, amusing story. My daughter is always perfectly happy to read this book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
laugh out loud funny Aug. 23 2010
By Amanda J. Horrigan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My son will be three this week. We go through LOTS of library books. Most are okay, and few are read for naptime AND bedtime in the same day. This is one of the special ones. I like it for its simple story and great pictures. He likes it for its hilarity. Little Owl falls out of his nest and is lost. Little Owl describes his mama as being "this big" to which squirrel helpfully replies, "yes, yes. I know" and takes him to a bear. Then Owl says his mama has "pointy ears". Again squirrel says, "yes, yes. I know, I know" and takes him to...a rabbit. Lastly they go to frog for the "big eyes". They eventually find mama and all go to the nest for cookies. Love it!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A simple story beautifully told Sept. 23 2010
By J.Prather - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a story that's been told before, but perhaps never so beautifully and simply than in Little Owl Lost. The illustrations are basic and done in a color palette that is certainly unusual in kid's books. The colors are muted and earthy and only add to the charm of this little owl's search for his mother after he falls out of his nest. The picture of Little Owl tumbling out, accompanied by a simple UH OH is just priceless.

Kids will enjoy following along with Owl as he keeps trying to describe his mother, only to keep getting pointed in the wrong direction. The story ends perfectly with a cookie party back at the nest, but wait a minute... That little owl is looking unsteady again! UH OH. The text is spare; just enough to keep things moving along and the attention of even the youngest squiggly kid in the audience. This is a solid recommend for both group and one on one sharing for any preschooler or kindergartner. It is a great choice for any permanent story time collection.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
sweet little book Aug. 17 2010
By SNQ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
i was drawn to this book for the artwork and beautiful colors--it considers a more sophisticated palate than usual kid-art fare. the story is simple and very sweet. currently reading it to my 6-month-old nightly.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Will Little Owl find his mommy? Oct. 23 2010
By Library Lady - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Irish illustrator Chris Haughton's debut picture book has reached the states with the title Little Owl Lost. Haughton uses a rich yet subtle color palette which is perfect for the tone of the story. The artwork will draw you in, but the simple story of a baby owl that fell out of his nest and lost his mommy will keep you turning the pages.

When baby owl falls asleep and tumbles out of his nest, squirrel finds him and helps him look for his mother. Little do they know that his mother is looking for him too!

It is a story that has been told before (Is Your Mama a Llama?, Are You My Mother?) yet the simple text and repeated lines make the story feel fresh, comforting, and just as touching. Little Owl Lost is an excellent addition to your collection, especially for toddler or preschool age children.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Cute! July 22 2014
By leh - Published on Amazon.com
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This may sound plain silly for a children's book review, but I took off 1 star for the uninspired ending. Spoiler alert ;) a lost baby owl gets help from a squirrel in finding his mom. As the owl describes his mom, the good-intentioned squirrel takes him to a series of not-his-mom. E.g. Baby owl says his mom has big ears, squirrel takes him to a rabbit. It's very cute.
In the end, once the mother is really found, she offers them all a cookie. The end. For such a cute and clever book, I wanted something better. Yes, i hear the pettiness of my complaint as i type, but there it is. But I still think it's great and do recommend it.


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