An Owl, an Egg, and a Warm Shirt Pocket
Grade Level: Pre K – Grade 3
Publisher: Dawn Publishing/Sourcebooks
ISBN- Hardcover: 978-1584696469
ISBN- Paperback: 978-1584696476
An owl swoops down to lay her egg in a coal yard―a dangerous spot for a fragile egg! Rescued by Walter, a bird expert with a big heart and a warm shirt pocket, the egg miraculously hatches and is aptly named Coal. Thus begins a tender story of rescue, rehabilitation, and most of all, friendship. After meticulously researching the facts, Michelle Houts tells Coal's story with warmth and humor. The connections between Coal and the people whose lives he touches are captured by Deb Hoeffner's illustrations, done in her unique style of soft realism. Back matter answers children's questions with facts and photos of Great Horned Owls and Walter Crawford, the man who saved Coal. Parents and teachers will appreciate literacy connections and STEM activities that extend the learning of the story.
A perfect book for:
- parents and teachers needing homeschool supplies for kindergarten (or any grade!)
- anyone looking for owl books for kids
- anyone looking for children's books to help instill an appreciation of our planet!