Little Owl's Orange Scarf: A review

Little Owl does not like his new scarf, but what happens when he loses it? Photo: Tatyana Feeney

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 6, 2013 – When you child insists on one more story before bed, Little Owl’s Little Scarf is a good choice. It is a quick read and a fun story, with plenty of illustrations.

Little Owl’s mom makes him a brand new, bright orange scarf, but he does not like it because it is just too long and too orange. As a result, he does everything he can to lose his new scarf; only his mother always finds it.

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Finally, Little Owl takes a class trip to the zoo and comes home without the scarf. His Mother says that she can make another scarf and that this time Little Owl can help. Little Owl is allowed to pick out the yarn, and he chooses some that is soft and blue. Finally, his mother knits up the yarn in to a perfect blue scarf that is just the right length.

While the story is cute, there is no real lesson or moral to it. If you are looking for a fun story for young children this would fit the bill. There are very few words per page and the simple picture have no visual clutter to distract from the story. The artwork is attractive. Only the colors blue and orange are added to the otherwise white page and black line drawings.

Photo by J. Aaron Farr. Click to enlarge.

Author and illustrator Tatyana Feeney is originally from North Carolina, but studied illustration at North East Wales College of Art and Design. She now lives and works in Ireland. Little Owl’s Orange Scarf is the third book that she has written and illustrated. She has also provided the illustrations for books by Anna Donovan and Patrick Deeley.

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Photo by Robynlou Kavanagh.

Originally published in 2012 in the U.K., Random House Children’s Books published the U.S. version of Little Owl’s Orange Scarf on June 11, 2013. It is available is available as a hardcover or a ebook.

Little Owl’s Orange Scarf by Tatyanna Feeney ISBN: 9780449814116

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