by Nora Surojegin; Illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin
Olwen the baby owl isn't happy. Sitting on her branch is boring. What else can little owls do?
Olwen longs to be just like hare, squirrel and bear but no matter how hard she tries she can't hop, scamper or roar. That's not what owls do. But the little owl soon discovers that she might be able to do something just as wonderful. Can Olwen find her wings and soar?
This sweet and charming picture book sensitively explores the longing to be different and celebrates embracing what makes us special. With expressive, intricate illustrations and a lively story, mother and daughter team Nora and Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin have created a loveable picture book full of heart.
Recommended for 3-6 years old.
Hardcover, 40 pages. Full colour illustrations.
287 x 238 mm.
Floris Books, 2021.
'A hoot of a bedtime treat.'
-- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
'This sweet story follows a little owl who is bored in her nest. She ventures out to try new things. None of which can she do, but her mother finds her and teaches her that she can do something special as well. The illustrations of this adorable owl tugged at my heartstrings right along with the story.'
-- Youth Services Book Review, 5 stars
'There are some wonderful snowy scenes in this book, a perfect winter picture book!
This is a funny and light hearted story with some incredibly cute and detailed
animal illustrations, young animal enthusiasts will find this a very endearing tale with just that little bit of danger and a happy ending!'
-- Kaleidoscope Magazine
About the Author
Nora Surojegin is an author, illustrator and graphic designer from Finland. She lives by the sea in Espoo, where she enjoys creating imaginative worlds. Her books have been translated into several languages. Nora created Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas (Floris Books) in collaboration with her mother, Pirkko-Liisa.
Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin is a well-known Finnish illustrator, renowned for her delicate, detailed portrayals of Finland's wildlife and folklore. She graduated in 1977 from Helsinki University of Art and Design and has since illustrated many books loved by children and adults. She is the illustrator of Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas, co-created with her daughter Nora, and An Illustrated Kalevala, both published by Floris Books.