A good #flashbackfriday is one of my fave things to share. Do your kids know the Owl Babies?! Written by Martin Waddell and beautifully and darkly illustrated by Patrick Benson, this classic is now 25 years old, if you can believe that! I had a 'no wayyyyy' moment when I heard. Anyway, the story is gorgeous. Sarah, Percy and little Bill are alone in the night while their Owl Mother goes in search of food. She returns safely, of course which the little ones LOVE. It suits their developing understanding of the 'circle of security' which is fancy psych-speak for children learning that they can venture into the world and be welcomed back when they return, and vice versa.
True story... once I read this in 'big book' form to a group of preschoolers on their transition visit to Kindergarten and when I opened to the endpapers (which are a dark, woven birdsnest pattern) a whole heap of bogong moths flew out at them. Cue the screams! 🤦🏼♀️#migrationpathwoes #teacherfail #itwasfunnylater #mothphobia #flashbackbook