Little Owl's Night

by Divya Srinivasan

Paperback, 2011



Call number




Viking (2011)


Little Owl enjoys a lovely night in the forest visiting his friend the raccoon, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp, and watching the fog that hovers overhead.

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LibraryThing member pussreboots
Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan is is about a young owl who loves to watch the other nocturnal creatures. When it's nearly dawn, and therefore bedtime, he wonders about the day time creatures.

As Little Owl is tucked in for bedtime, his mother explains what day time is like. She describes it
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in poetic terms. Along with her gentle words are adorable illustrations formed from basic geometric shapes and soothing colors.

It's a good book for children looking for a new bedtime story or those who are fans of owls.
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LibraryThing member BevFuller
What a beautiful book...I loved it!!!
LibraryThing member melodyreads
owl bedtime story begins in the morning, bedtime story time
LibraryThing member ander23
It is a simple story about the different events that happen in the forest that many nocturnal animals witness, but other animals miss out on because they are asleep. 4.5 stars.
LibraryThing member anboggs
Little Owl's Night tells the story of our protagonist--the owl--and how he spends his day. In an approach different from most stories that are considered "bedtime stories", Owl's day begins at night, just as everyone else is heading to bed. The story describes the events in Owl's nightly routine,
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as well as those of his nocturnal friends. The illustrations within the book are stunning. Each page has a deep, black background to represent the night, causing the colors within the other illustrations to pop off the page. The book would be a hit among many young readers and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.
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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
The activities of various nocturnal critters seen through the wonderfully exagerated eyes of an owl. A beautiful picutre book debut.
LibraryThing member melissarochelle
Very cute story about a curious little owl -- plus the illustrations were fantastic.
LibraryThing member CaittBitt
Not only is this book adorable, but it also teaches children about different animals, where they live, sleep, what they eat and also about how the night turns into the morning. The simple text, and colorful fun loving pictures draw the reader in. The reader learns about what various animals do
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during the night, like the hedgehog who sniffs for mushrooms, the skunk who nibbles on berries, and the frog who croaks. This is a great book for the children to expand their knowledge about more animals, the noises they make, the places they sleep, and the foods they eat.
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LibraryThing member The_Hibernator
SO ADORABLE!!! :) I just can't get enough of this book.
LibraryThing member KaylaAnn715
This book goes through Little Owls life and all of the adventures that he sees during the night. He gets to observe all of his animal friends and experiences what they do at night. Little Owl is wide awake at night time because… he sleeps during the day! So during the night, he gets to see
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turtles hiding in their shells, beavers eating their wood, and many more exciting things! When morning comes… he is fast asleep!!
Genre: Fantasy
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LibraryThing member Sheila1957
Absolutely adorable board book about Little Owl's nightly adventures and who he visits and sees on his adventure. The illustrations make the book, with Little Owl's big eyes and the bats coming home in the morning as he listens to his mom's tale of how the night ends and the day begins. This is
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great for the little ones.
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LibraryThing member mirikayla
Cute, cute book. You just can't go wrong with owls right now.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Does boring equal soothing?  I guess this a creative variation, with an art style not much like what I've seen before, but I was not engaged.  Maybe I'm missing something, but w/out a small child to share it with, I don't know what.
LibraryThing member g33kgrrl
Our daughter likes this one and it's one of my favorites to read her. The story is charming and the illustrations are beautiful.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Little Owl explores the beauty of the nighttime, encountering many other animals out and about (and some sleeping) in his travels. Eventually he heads home to his tree, where his mother describes the coming of the dawn. By the time she's done, Little Owl is fast asleep...

Having greatly enjoyed
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Divya Srinivasan's illustrations for Neil Gaiman's picture-book, Cinnamon, I've been meaning to track down her own stories about Little Owl for some time now. I'm so glad I finally got around to Little Owl's Night, as it is a lovely bedtime book, one pairing a simple text with magical artwork. In truth, it's the visuals that make this book, as the text is mostly unremarkable. The artwork, on the other hand, is gorgeous - deep, vivid colors pop off of the mostly black pages, and the stylized animal figures manage to be both cute and beautiful. I will definitely be tracking down the other titles about Little Owl, and recommend this one to picture-book readers looking for beautifully-illustrated bedtime books.
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LibraryThing member wishanem
This book features cute illustrations, musical language, and a nice little story that is a good length for a toddler's attention span.


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