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Owl Boy
by Brian Schatell
Brian Schatell, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823432080 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Humor
Recommendations: A, K, PW, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
RL.2.1-7, 10
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4e, 5, 5a, 6
RF.2.3, 3f, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.2.1, 1a-c, 2-6
W.2.1-3, 5, 7, 8

About the Book

In this laugh-out-loud picture book, owl-obsessed Al spends a night with his favorite creatures—and learns an important lesson along the way.

Al loves owls. He reads books about owls, watches movies starring owls, and draws pictures of owls—he even sleeps with a stuffed owl. Al wishes he could be just like an owl instead of a kid! His dream comes true at summer camp, where he gets lost on a hike and spends the night in the forest with a bunch of owls. But when Al gets hungry, he learns that owl life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Maybe being a kid isn't so bad after all.


THE REVIEWS ARE IN

"An offbeat tale about following your dreams, no matter where they might lead."—Kirkus Reviews

"A comical showstopper in an appealing picture book."—Booklist

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Why did author Brian Schatell call this book OWL BOY? Use details from the story. RL.2-3.1

2. How did Al’s love of owls affect his life? RL.2-3.1, 2

3. How did Al change from the beginning to the end of the story? Create a picture of Al in the beginning and at the end. Write a thought bubble for both showing how he changed. RL.2-3.1, 3, 5

4. What was the turning point in the story that changed Al forever? Summarize his experience. RL.2-3.5