It's been a while since I posted a full feature on a book but I am super excited about the one I am sharing with you here today. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell is a children's picture book which was first published in 1975. The plot is really simple, it's a story of three baby owls who wake up all worried when they don't see their mom who left for hunting in the night. This gentle, sweet tale of baby owls who fear if their mom will come back home is illustrated so-well by Patrick Benson. He did a marvelous job in making every page of the book a delight.
The story takes place in the night, a apt setting for the nocturnal beings who are primarily active in the night. The text and the images are illustrated in light yellow, green and turquoise colors which makes everything pop against the dark textured background. The characters are all realistic with distinctive personalities. You feel emotional when the white baby owls are anxious in the absence of their mom and rejoice with them when they are skipping in joy upon the mom's return.