When Little Owl Met Little Rabbit by Przemystaw Wechterowicz, illustrated by Emilia Dziubak, translated by Polly Lawson. Floris Books, c2018 (Poland), 2022 (Scotland), 2023 (USA). 9781782507741
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Format: Hardcover picture book
What did you like about the book? Little Owl and Little Rabbit were born/hatched about the same time. Little Rabbit played all day and Little Owl swooped about at night “through the twinkling sky.” They knew of one another but had never met until one summer night when the moon was so bright that Little Rabbit was up late. They played together through the night. They were sad not to see each other every day until both parents had the suggestion of each leaving something out for the other that would show what they had been doing during the time each was awake. Both awake one night, they made a wish on a shooting star. They found a way to be together even when the moon was not full. The illustrations are softly magical, especially under moonlight. Little Owl and Little Rabbit are adorably cute as they play in the dreamy nighttime world.
Anything you did not like about the book? No.
To whom would you recommend this book? A very good choice as a bedtime story, soothing and dreamy.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and child-care centers
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Contributor, Youth Services Book Review
Date of Review: December 13, 2022
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