“Owl Babies” is a story with a theme children will easily relate to. It describes the anxious wait of three baby owls, Sarah, Percy, and Bill, whose mother has left to find them dinner.

As the wait grows, so the owlets become progressively more concerned.

Will she come back?  Has something happened to her?

Patrick Benson’s illustrations tell as much of the story as Martin Waddell’s text.  A surprising amount of personality is portrayed in a brief text, and the very endearing drawings.

Owl Babies is a gentle introduction to owl facts, but more than that, a charming, warm story of siblings, and the constancy of mother’s love.