Owls: Our Most Charming Bird by Matt Sewell is unlike any other book of birds I have read. Reading the descriptions I could almost see and hear the birds, as well as their personalities.
Most of us understand that different dogs have different temperaments and personalities, but have you even thought about that in relation to owls? Matt Sewell captures these personality difference and uses them in a way which makes learning about the bird seem like meeting someones family.
“Oh, there is old ______ over there. He might sound harsh, but really is not that scary. He keeps to himself most of the time and just likes to frighten others away. Now, the one you do have to watch out for is ________. He will steal your dessert faster than you can can say “apple pie”, and he is super quiet doing so.”
As I was reading through the books, I realized that this was a book George would love. He remembers things a lot better if you put them in story form rather than facts, especially dry facts. I would guess that most of us are like that, really.
The drawings were the things that surprised me the most. Not only did Matt capture the personalities and characteristics in words, but also in visual form. The water color pictures of each owl adds another dimension to getting to know these charming birds.
This book is not so much a story as it is a collection of the various owls from around the world. Each turn of the page reveals a different owl in and its description. For a bird lover this would be a fun read. If you are looking for a list of character traits and maps of regions then you are in the wrong place.
I enjoyed reading through Owls: Our Most Charming Bird by Matt Sewell and getting to know some of our owl friends better.
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