There's an Owl in My Towel is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear.It's tricky to have breakfast when there's a mole in your bowl! Gentle humour abounds as one baby's every activity is thwarted by a variety of surprising animals. But who wouldn't be happy to find a ted in their bed? Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful 'There's an Owl in My Towel' song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune.
Baby's life is beautifully described in these short lines, while Cobb's illustrations delicately capture every action and emotion.,
About the Author
Julia Donaldson has written some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics
The Gruffalo and
The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was the UK Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
Rebecca Cobb is a rising star in children's picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004, she has illustrated for many clients including
Guardian Weekend magazine,
The Independent and
Waitrose Food Illustrated. Rebecca has collaborated on two picture storybooks with the Orange-Prize winner Helen Dunmore, both set in her native Cornwall. In addition, Rebecca's stunning illustrations accompanied Julia's Donaldson's wonderfully lyrical story in
The Paper Dolls and
The Everywhere Bear. In 2011 Macmillan published Rebecca's debut solo project, the hugely accomplished
Missing Mummy which approached the subject of child bereavement with great honesty, sensitivity and integrity.
Lunchtime is Rebecca's second solo picture book, and although wholly different in subject matter from her first, features the same stunning illustration style and child-friendly voice.
Aunt Amelia, Rebecca Cobb's third picture book, is every bit as warm, engaging and original as her existing books, and is sure to continue to establish her as a real 'one to watch'.