books that teach

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Rules: Are Some Okay to Break?

Cat sleepily nodded agreement, adding, “It’s against the law of the forest to steal from others!” [Excerpt from Hello Little Owl, Chipped Munk] In general, most rules are made intending to protect us from harm. When we are little, we hear rules such as: “Don’t stick your finger in the […]


“Just close your eyes and imagine yourself on a gentle journey downstream without a care in the world.” [Excerpt from Hello Little Owl, Said Augie Otter, a Hello Little Owl story] Some years ago, I got some very sage advice from one of the younger generation, my nephew. I was […]

Listen Quietly

Little Owl and Cat flew to the meadow. It smelled of blooming wildflowers and buzzed with the sound of honeybees gathering pollen. [excerpt from “Hello Little Owl, Chipped Munk”] Early one morning in July I went outside to the deck. It was beautiful and I was enjoying my alone time. […]

Reading on Summer Break

Summer break from school is upon us. Soon, the days of waking up early to annoying alarms and getting ready for school will be replaced with sleeping in and days by the pool. Children will be spending time outdoors, playing in the sunshine and having fun.  But there is another […]

books for toddlers age 3 to 5

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work…Pansy Porcupine

Pansy Porcupine is a very strong mother who would do anything for her family. In fact, when faced with a scary situation, she trusts her friends and puts on a brave face to safely return to her twins. Let’s learn more about Pansy’s adventure with Little Owl and all her […]

Meet Burton Longhorn, AKA Desperado

Burton Longhorn, aka Desperado, is large and in charge. As friendly as the day is long, Desperado wouldn’t hurt a fly. In fact, he is caring and clever and the first to come to someone’s rescue.  Although he is a large Texas Longhorn, he is a gentle giant. He helps […]

owl poems for children

Meet Cat

Cat is Little Owl’s best friend in the whole wide forest. She is loyal, caring, dependable. She is also cautiously adventurous, sensible and instinctive! Early on in their relationship Cat explains to Little Owl that she must go through a change. After the transformation, they remain best of friends realizing […]

children's picture book about owls


Over the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about Munk.  “Munk” is Little Owl’s chipmunk friend. He is busy, hard working, and resourceful. In the past few blogs we have talked about how he teaches your children that it’s okay to ask for help AND that not everyone in the […]

childrens story books

Munk Learns to Ask for Help… And So Can Your Child

“Munk” is Little Owl’s chipmunk friend. He is busy, hard working, and resourceful. He doesn’t have a lot of time to play, as he is always hunting for food to store for the winter. Munk learns that everyone in the forest is not to be trusted. So he depends on […]