Kid’s Book Review: Tiny Owl’s Scary Day

Kid’s Book Review: Tiny Owl’s Scary Day

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

A beautifully illustrated story about Tiny Owl who wants to explore the day despite Mummy Owl warning him that daytime can be dangerous.

When Mummy Owl is asleep, Tiny Owl tiptoes out of the nest and flies off to explore.

There are all kinds of other birds and animals out during the day, and everything is so colourful…

But a little bit scary without Mummy Owl!

Little does Tiny Owl know that Mummy Owl is following him at all times to make sure he stays safe.

Petr Horácek studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague (Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) where he painted and drew for six years. He always liked the idea of being an illustrator. He preferred to look at the pictures inside the books rather than to read them. Since moving to England he has illustrated and written a large number of picture books for children.

Book Review

Throughout the book there is gorgeous imagery and colours that captured both the boys' imaginations

Bobby’s older brother enjoys reading this story to him and they snuggle up together. Bobby especially enjoys the bright colours in the pages.

Bobby was hooked with all the scary moments that the owl felt.

I think he has felt his own scary moments in life like starting school or getting to sleep or lights going out so he related to Tiny Owl’s concerns.

He is also fiercely independent so he understood the owl’s wish for adventure and impatience to feel grown up, whilst also still needing his mummy at times.

The flip-side of being scared of the day rather than the night was also intriguing.

Throughout the book there is gorgeous imagery and colours that captured both the boys’ imaginations.

We would recommend it to children aged 3-5 year old.


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Bobby
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Labels, dinosaurs and chocolate coins
  • Dislikes: Hot spices and waking-up
  • Favourite Book: Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Favourite Film: Encanto
  • Favourite Song: Zombie by The Cranberries