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After thinking my son was perhaps done with his owl fascination, his best friend at school recommended a non fiction picture book, Owls by Gail Gibbons. It was so nice to see him eagerly embracing his passion again.
Gail Gibbons's book introduces owls, their life cycle, habitat and other facts to children. Each page has a short easy to read paragraph with a central illustration. Then below and to the side are smaller illustrations with important details labeled and vocabulary defined.
Of most interest to Sean and me were the pages about the barn owl as we have a large population of barn owls in our neighborhood. We learned that it takes about five months from hatching to fledging. We learned how they learn to hunt, something we can hear every night in the early months of summer.
Sean borrowed the book from his school library. Five stars.