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Little Owl's day
Srinivasan, Divya, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, An Imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Little Owl explores the forest at daytime after being woken up by a noisy squirrel.
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Little Owl has always been curious about daytime, but he's never been able to stay awake past dawn. Until now. When squirrel wakes him up with his loud chatter, Little Owl blinks open his eyes and realises that the large light in the sky is the sun! Soon, he's flying through the forest, exploring a familiar landscape but filled with unfamiliar sights - colourful butterflies, singing birds and dragonflies skimming the water. Little Owl is in awe. He knows he should fly back to his mama, but not before he sees his first rainbow glinting in the sun.

Author Notes

Divya Srinivasan lives in Austin, Texas. Her illustrations have appeared in New Yorker magazine, and she has done work for This American Life, They Might Be Giants, Sundance Channel, Sufjan Stevens, and Weird Al Yankovic, among others. Divya was also an animator on the film Waking Life. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books Little Owl's Night, Octopus Alone, and Little Owl's Day.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Little Owl is familiar with the moon, but when he wakes up in the middle of the day, he sees . . . the sun! Daytime is a whole new world: wrens trilling, bees buzzing, and lots of things in the day remind him of the night. Are those moths? Nope, butterflies. The bright, stylized digital artwork has the look of collage and captures the appeal of the natural world, especially the frolicking animals, from wolf pups to a slow-moving turtle. A bear, who has always wanted to show Little Owl a rainbow, gets his chance, and the book ends with night falling and Little Owl showing Bear the moon. This is a worthy companion to Little Owl's Night (2011), and the bold, eye-catching artwork will work equally well with kids in groups or kids on laps.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2014 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-In this companion book to Little Owl's Night (Viking, 2011), a squirrel's chittering wakes Little Owl, affording him an opportunity to experience his forest world in daylight for the first time. Wrens, so silent at night, are "trilling sweetly"; butterflies and bees flutter among the flowers covering the forest floor; dragonflies fly backwards as they skim along the pond. Turtle, closed in her shell at night, now suns herself on the rocks. Yes, the forest is indeed a different and magical place during the day. Yet another wonder awaits Little Owl when his friend Bear, now awake and hunting fish, shows him a beautiful rainbow. The large, flat illustrations, all spreads, depict a cheery forest habitat in varying shades of blue and green and enlivened with colorful insects and other forest creatures. Little Owl, with his squat body and huge black-green eyes, hovers over most spreads, taking everything in. As day begins to fold into night and the sky darkens to blue-black, he shares his adventures with the night creatures that begin to appear. And before he catches up on his much-needed sleep, the little bird has a wonder to show Bear, too-the newly risen moon. Young readers will enjoy following Little Owl on his explorations, and this story, paired with Ashley Wolff's Baby Bear Sees Blue (S. & S., 2012), can instill in them a sense of wonder at the natural world.-Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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