The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

By Jill Tomlinson, Illustrated by Paul Howard

A new illustrated picture book edition of the beloved classic children’s story about overcoming fears.

As read by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge on CBeebies Bedtime Stories!

Plop, the baby owl, is like every barn owl there ever was, except for one thing – he is afraid of the dark . . .

The dark is brimming with excitement and magic. As Plop ventures into the night, he meets a boy who shows him fireworks, a black cat who takes him exploring, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, among other surprising discoveries . . .

Filled with gentle humour and heart-warming illustrations, this uplifting story about finding the courage to face your fears has been beloved of parents and children for decades – and its message of resilience is as timely as ever!

An abridged picture book edition.

Format: Digital download
Ageband: 3 to 6
Release Date: 17 Mar 2022
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-1-78031-475-4
Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. Her animal stories have been bestselling children’s books for nearly four decades.Paul Howard has illustrated many award-winning books from authors such as Allan Ahlberg, Jeanne Willis and Michael Rosen, delighting children and reviewers across the world. Paul is probably best known as the illustrator of Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories. Paul lives with his family in Belfast.

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