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When I received Owls by Matt Sewell, I quickly flipped through the small hardback book, chuckling unexpectedly at some of the wide-eyed illustrations.  But I was in a rush, you see, and so I tossed the book on the coffee table intending to do a thorough inspection and review later in the day. Having been introduced to Blogging for Books by a friend, I wanted to do a good job.  Well, I can honestly say that it is a wonderful book to share with an inquisitive young reader.  My young friend whom I have mentioned often in this blog, now eight-years old, was visiting and she found the book.  I came upon her sitting quietly reading it on the couch. I watched as she sounded out Latin text and she also chuckled at the illustrations of owls each with a distinctive character.  When she saw me watching her, she waved me over to sit beside her and so we read the book together.  Each reading a page out loud about a different owl.

The author and illustrator is ornithologist Matt Sewell and I keep reading that he is described as the Banksy of the bird world.  Now, I just barely know who Banksy is (you can read more about him here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy ) but you don’t need to know Banksy to enjoy this book with or without a little reader by your side.

Yes, I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.  A good deal but the best part was watching the joy the book brought to a young reader who is still learning about the world.  As my friend likes to say when she is happy with something, two thumbs up!

Learn more about the author here http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/152488/matt-sewell/.

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