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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

by Jill Tomlinson (author)

Suitable for 5 - 9 years

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Product description

Poor Plop! Baby owlets are meant to love darkness – but he’s terrified of it. How can he overcome his nerves and become a true night owl? Slowly, with the help of the other night creatures, he learns that dark is exciting, dark is gentle, dark is mysterious and dark is kind… This tried-and-tested classic has delighted generations of children. A wonderful look at the unseen side of things, and at all the positive things that night and dark can be, it awakens a curiosity about the world and an appreciation of nature. Cleverly turning a common fear into a source of wonder, it is also a tender and comical tale of facing fears and learning to fit in.

Also available: Read and Respond activities to accompany The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.6; Lower years; 1.0 points

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  • 112 pages




  1. laki
    on 29 November 2014

    owl afraid of the dark

    we have to learn this and its so boring reading one line and felt tip

    1out of 5
  2. Philippa Gebrekiros
    on 29 March 2010

    The Owl who was afraid of the

    fantastic book - I loved this book in my childhood and am looking forward to sharing it with my children.

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What kids think

  1. MrsQuinnsclass
    on 16 November 2015

    I like the book. I like the bit of the book when Plop sez dark is super.

    by Thomas

    5out of 5
  2. evelizabeth
    on 6 October 2015

    I love this book! 🐼

    5out of 5
  3. plop44
    on 15 November 2012

    I rate this book 100 out of 100 because it would give a younger child a great opportunity if they were afraid of the dark.

    5out of 5
  4. Princessforever58
    on 3 March 2012

    Great for kids who are scared of thedark and lets them face up to their fears

  5. strawberryfairy
    on 9 February 2012

    very good! It’s great for kids who are scared of the dark. A touching book.

    Reccomended! :)

    for any age

    5out of 5
  6. blurp16
    on 23 October 2011


    5out of 5
  7. wimpy01
    on 2 March 2011

    I thought it was sooooo cute. I felt for Plop it would be terrible to be an owl and be afraid of the dark because they are nocturnal and at the time I was afraid of the dark but it made me think that there is nothing to worry about. (even though I am still a bit know)I think you should really read it yourself nomatter what age.

    5out of 5
  8. Melvin19366
    on 25 July 2010

    this book is abut a owl who was afraid of the dark people like dark which makehim like the the dark

  9. maisie1998
    on 4 August 2009

    a very good book which made me think about the dark more and made me feel for plop the owl i loved it lots and lots!!!

    5out of 5
  10. star15
    on 26 July 2009

    this book is amazing if you are really into baby animals i think this is a great book for you

    5out of 5
  11. SandLoves1D
    on 21 July 2009


    I v read this book at school and then I broght the book and read it 2 at home!

    I love jill tomlinson, iv got the hole book collection and the books are brill!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  12. iluvbooks
    on 1 March 2008

    This was a brilliant book and it would be exalent to read to little children aged 7 to 8 so if you are 7 to 8 READ IT! Got that?

    5out of 5

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