IntroductionThese children's picture books about winter and snow (and much more) are among the best for both their stories and their illustrations.
Owl MoonIt's no wonder John Schoenherr received the 1988 Caldecott Medal for his Owl Moon illustrations. The story by Jane Yolen and the artwork by Schoenherr beautifully capture a child's excitement at finally being old enough to go "owling" with her father. The little girl eloquently describes their late night walk through the cold and snowy woods. Author Jane Yolen's words capture the mood of hushed expectancy and joy while John Schoenherr's luminous watercolors capture the wonder and beauty of the walk through the woods. It's apparent that the walk itself is what's important and getting to actually see and hear an owl is just the icing on the cake. Both the artwork and the text show the loving bond between father and child and the significance of their walk together.
Free Owl Tutorial
I came across these oh so sweet owls and just LOVE them. Maybe next year I'll make them for my sweet granddaughter. Hop on over and check the owl tutorial: Dawnypoo.blogspot.com
Free Owl Pattern
If you're looking for a tree ornament, stop by Sewing.Craftgossip.com
Perhaps you'd like to make a felt owl broach: Bugsandfishes.blogspot.com
So, it was my turn to try, a free hand without a template of sorts. Two of my grandsons will be pleased with these felt owls!
Other posts regarding Owls:
Bears New Friend: Karma Wilson
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
Lady Liberty: Jane Yolen
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis