Lu Reviews: The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark by Jill Thomlinson

Lu’s Reviews is a new feature where my almost eight year old daughter and I talk about the books we’re reading together. Some are bought, some may have been sent to myself from publishers for review. In all cases they have been pulled down from the book shelf by Lucy herself and read for no other reason than she wanted to.  

Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing—he is afraid of the dark. “Dark is nasty” he says and so he won’t go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope, and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all. (from 
Age range: 5-8 year olds
Our copy was published by Egmont UK 2004 
Lucy Says: 
Why did I choose this book? I chose this book because it is My mum’s favourite.    

And I liked the sound off the title.

What I liked about this book: It was full with laughter. Plop is cute and fluffy.
I liked the way plop fell off the top branch on purpose. It was exiting when he met lots off people and found out lots about the dark. I learnt lots as well.    

What I didn’t like: There was nothing I didn’t like. It was all really good.

This book made me feel: It made me feel like I was going to cry because it was so sweet.

Would I read it again and recommend to my friends?  I would definitely read it again I would send it to my friends that liked  animals.

I rate this book:  5 out of 5. It was amazing!

Mum Says: 

I’ve been trying to get Lu to read this for ages, but maybe my eagerness put my stubborn little miss off a bit. Anyway, we finally got round to it recently and it was every bit as delightful as I remembered it to be. It’s a lovely book to either read together (with lots of fun voices to do) or as a first chapter book to read alone. I dare anyone not to fall head over heels in love with Plop. Adorable!

2 thoughts on “Lu Reviews: The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark by Jill Thomlinson

  1. Ooh! Perfect timing on this book review! I've been thinking about picking up a copy of this book for E and I to read together. A local theatre is putting on a production of this book at Christmastime and I do love taking the boys to the theatre.

    The same theatre did a Percy the Parkkeeper play as well as Room on the Broom, both of which the boys (and I) loved! So I have high hopes for this 🙂

    Well done Lu!


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