These short animal action and adventure stories set in a magic forest capture the very essence of childhood. Set in the world of forest animals who start off as strangers and enemies but who learn: to recognize the value of each other, the collective power of teamwork, about caring for and looking after each other, about the magic healing power of nature, taking care of the environment, and making the world a better place. This is a forest story and is wonderful to read at nap time or bedtime or anytime for children of all ages. Because they capture children’s imagination they teach so much about imagination and play.
“As a mother, I strongly believe we need to nurture our children but yet equip them with life skills and social skills that will help develop them personally,” says Orla.
These books teach children life skills and are positive, uplifting and teach children through the story about bravery, overcoming challenges, looking out for each other, helping each other, appreciating all the good things in our lives, taking care of our environment, and making the world a better place to live.
Lovely books for bedtime stories for children ages 4-8.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
The stories of Owly and his friends have messages that are good for children to learn: being kind to others, helping others, being thankful for what we have, and trying to make the world a better place.
Unfortunately, I’m not sure what age these stories would appeal to. They’re too wordy for young children and they have no illustrations. Older children might find them too immature for their taste. The stories also are in need of editing.
I think with some editing and/or beta reading, these could be transformed into fun and informative books for youngsters.