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The dark is kind - it hides my wrinkles!

AdvantagesFantastic- great story, great message, and great pictures

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"...his mummy and daddy at the top of a very tall tree in a field. Plop was fat and fluffy. He had a beautiful heart-shaped ruff. He had enormous, round eyes. He had very knockety knees.In fact he was exactly the same as every baby barn owl that has ever been - except for one thing. Plop was afraid of the dark! Well, I'm sure we can all see why that might be a bit of a problem for poor Plop - after all, owls ARE night birds! Plops mum decides that ..." Read review
23.06.2011

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Things That Go PLOP In The Night

AdvantagesCharming story, easy to relate to, educational too

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"...Your Kisses For Me by the Brotherhood of Man and Don’t Give Up On Us Baby by the afore-mentioned David Soul. At the end of the day, Mrs. Hoyes used to read us a few pages of a book. One of my favourites that I particularly remember was this book – The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson. I ended up owning a copy, but it disappeared over the years and I don’t know what happened to it. But I bought a copy of it ..." Read review
01.09.2002

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Banish night fears!

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"...buy dozens and not break the bank. One of my latest purchases for the princely sum of 10p is the owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson. The story. ******** The story is about plop a baby barn owl who is just like any other barn owl expect that he is scared of the dark. Plops mother suggests that he asks a little boy on the ground about the dark. Plop flies down and lands with a somersault. The boy tells Plop that dark is exciting ..." Read review
13.10.2008

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The Dark isn`t Really Scary. Review with images

AdvantagesFeatures a cute baby owl named Plop.

DisadvantagesNone really.

"...late infants early juniors. The story is based around a cute baby owl who is afraid of the dark. He sets out to find out why he shouldn`t be scared and ends up saying that it is super. The Book. * * * * * * * * The book is entitled `The Owl who was afraid of the Dark` and is by Jill Tomlinson. It is a paperback book though the cover is slightly stiff, costing £5.99. The book is illustrated by Paul Howard and as quoted by Practical Parenting ..." Read review
11.03.2007

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Community Level 2Becs129

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"Look, there's a me!"

AdvantagesA lovely story. Great for stopping kid's from being scared of the dark.

DisadvantagesNone what-so-ever!

"Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. This story is a tale about a baby barn owl on his discovery of the weird and wonderful goings on during the night. His parents are kept up half the day when they're trying to sleep, by Plop who just can't settle down. Mr and Mrs barn owl try their hardest to make Plop explore the night time by sending him out of there nest hole to ..." Read review
28.09.2006

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the owl who was afraid of the dark

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"The owl who is afraid of the dark i about a little owl called plop who is very frightened of the dark but as we all know owls are nocturnal and only hunt in the dark. Plops mom told him there was nothing to be frightened of and before he should make a judgement about something he should find out more about the dark so plop did. Plop spoke to people and animals to see what they thought of the dark and they told him some wanderful storys about ..." Read review
27.06.2009

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Great for children Year 3 and 4 Primary school

AdvantagesSimple, effective way of teaching children fictional writing.

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"...by a truly great author. The children in my class thoroughly enjoyed the novel. It sparked their imagination which, in turn, helped the children produced some wonderful work and short stories which are worthy of any childrens writing at the moment. Nearly every child in my class went out during the term to buy the whole set of books. I have also produced a set of worksheets that go with the novel as we have decided as a school that we will use Jill ..." Read review
28.07.2005

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