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  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, a Caldecott Award winner book.
  • A great short story with fantastic watercolor illustrations.
  • A heart-warming story about a child and dad bonding.
  • Great re-readability.

The kids love storytime. We stopped at the Tustin library to kill some time while we waited for the Run with a Cop program to start.

We picked a few books and decided to read them into the camera to save them for posterity.

I asked each kid to pick 2 books each. They went on their way and found a few books and from those, we picked 2 for each kid.

This is the first one we read, titled Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. More about this book after the video.

About Owl Moon

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr was published on October 1987, but it's still a great book today. You can find it here.

I really liked this book. It was so simple and easy to read for the kids, but at the same time, it has countless layers of delight to keep you entertained and it can be re-read many times to digest the story and enjoy the watercolor illustrations.

The illustrations are beautiful. The story is simple but captivating. It is the story of a child going out with who I thought was grandpa at first. But it turns out the child is a girl and the adult is the dad. At least, that's what the description in Amazon says so we'll go with that.

Cover to the book Owl Moon, a parent is reaching for the hand of a child coming down a snowy hill at night. Illustrated by John Schoenherr.

However, as you look at the illustrations and read the story, you'll realize that it can be interpreted differently. The child could be a boy, and “Pa” could be grandpa, not just dad.

I thought that was the story, perhaps because I would relate to the child and I imagined it was me going out with my grandfather to enjoy little adventures.

Claire thought it was a girl going out with dad, and Oliver thought it was a boy going out with dad as well. So this book can be enjoyed for a long time.

The book is a recipient of the Caldecott Award. This is starting to become a great indicator of quality for us and I'm always delighted to find great new books to read. You can check out other Caldecott winners here.

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