Bedtime Story of the Month – August – Owl Babies

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Welcome back to my Bedtime Story of the Month series. When I am not being a Mummy or a Blogger I am a School Librarian for a load of teenagers. I see every day why it is so important to read to our little ones as early as possible. I can’t stress enough how much of a difference reading to and with your young children makes for them later in life. So with this in mind I thought I would begin to share some favourite books in our house Every month I will share a new story that we have been enjoying at bedtime.. Little Man has a bedtime story every night; it is one of my favourite parts of the day and really helps to settle him.

So lets get started for August. August’s story is one that my Mum gave to Little Man. I hadn’t heard of it but she had read it to the kids in the primary school she was working at. It is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson.


Little Man & I have both fallen in love with this story a little bit. It is about three baby owls who wake up and realise that their Mummy has gone. The owls all have different personalities; Sarah looks after her little brothers, Percy is a worrier and Bill repeatedly says that he wants his Mummy. It is adorable and don’t worry, there is a happy ending. Their Mummy returns safe and sound. I can’t tell you how cute this story is.


The illustrations are just gorgeous as you can see. Little Man likes to play the part of Bill and already knows when to say ‘I want my Mummy’. It all just adds to the cuteness of this story. Owl Babies is the perfect story if you are trying to calm your toddler down for bedtime as the gentle way it is written and the happy ending makes for a very sleepy boy at the end of it. If you haven’t read this book yet, go and get it!

Have you read Owl Babies with your little one? As always, I am constantly on the look out for new bedtime stories for Little Man and I to share together so if you have any recommendations please let me know.

Have a lovely day.

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  • Sarah HP
    30/08/2015 at 11:22

    We love Owl Babies in our house, especially my son Sam who is owl crazy.
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    • Mummy in Training
      31/08/2015 at 10:47

      Aww how cute! xx

  • Alison
    31/08/2015 at 08:17

    We love Owl Babies here too. It really is a lovely book, perfect for bedtime, and it’s so sweet that your son is joining in. #justanotherlinky
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    • Mummy in Training
      31/08/2015 at 10:44

      ‘I want my mummy’ is the bit he joins in with xxx

  • helen gandy
    31/08/2015 at 08:21

    Great post, I look forward to reading more, I was an avid reader when little and still love to read so it was really important that Alfie enjoys reading and thankfully he does! We read every night before bed, it’s great bonding too 🙂 Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst see you again! x
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    • Mummy in Training
      31/08/2015 at 10:43

      Yes definitely so important. Thank you xxx

  • Something Crunchy Mummy
    03/09/2015 at 14:09

    This book looks great and one we would love. May have to look at buying it for one of our Christmas books from Santa. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      07/09/2015 at 10:40

      Oh yes, do. It would be a lovely story for around Christmas too! xx


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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

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