A T-Wit for a T-Woo
Written by : Charlie Farley
Illustrated by: Layn Marlow
Published by: Orchard Books, April 2018
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Theme: friendship, self-belief
Opening Lines: There once was an owl who lived in a wood, who wanted to do what every owl should.
Synopsis: There was once an owl who sang to the moonlight and realised that his song was incomplete… a T- Woo without a T-Wit. He searched far and wide for his missing sound, but what he found was the last thing he expected.
Why I like this: Oh my just look at the face of that owl. Doesn’t he just melt your heart? With a cover illustration like this and a catchy title it’s a wonder I found it in the library at all. I would think this adorable book will be snatched up. Written in beautiful simple rhyme that made you feel as though you were flitting through the branches looking for your T-Wit. With the font being large for the T-Wit and T=Woo you can easily imagine a class of kids yelling it out during story-time. Mostly full page illustrations in the moonlight T-Woo looks for his T-Wit, asking various critters along the way and nearly falling into the jaws of Mr Fox. Layn’s clever illustrations give us the hint of T-Woo’s sadness growing in the depths of T-Woo’s eyes. With the author’s note on the last page that actually caught me by surprise also had a beautiful Aww… moment. You have just got to pick this one up. I’m going to renew it online so I can keep it a bit longer. )
Resources/Findings: Owl art for kids… https://www.pinterest.nz/expressivmonkey/owls-projects-for-kids/?lp=true
I’m always happy reviewing Picture Books that come my way and share them with you. If you would like to see more please pop over to Susanna Leonard Hills Blog where there are hundreds of books reviewed by other like minded authors and writers. Thank you for popping in and I hope you return again soon