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The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark Audiobook

The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark

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Publisher's Summary

Plop is a baby Barn Owl. He's the same as every other baby Barn Owl that has ever been - except for one thing: he is afraid of the dark.

A night-time adventure based on the classic story by Jill Tomlinson. Read by Bill Odie, this audiobook includes a soundtrack and a song.

©2004 The Estate of Jill Tomlinson (text), Paul Howard (illustration); Barry Gibson (music and song) (P)2008 Egmont UK Limited

What the Critics Say

"[G]reat for calming night-time fears." (Practical Parenting)

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    MarkTwain ST ALBANS, United Kingdom 03/01/2012
    MarkTwain ST ALBANS, United Kingdom 03/01/2012

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    "This is NOT by Maureen Lipman, but Bill Oddie"

    If you came here from Amazon and expected this to be the version by Maureen Lipman, because you clicked on the link from the Maureen Lipman version, this is not. The link from Amazon is wrong and you may waste your money if you proceed, I did! Very unimpressed.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    bookworm mummy 30/09/2016
    bookworm mummy 30/09/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Not as long as you are led to believe"

    there is only one chapter of actual story - the rest is just Bill Oddie waffling on about imagining you are an owl or singing!! The story itself is nice enough, but this is nothing like the usual Jill Tomlinson stories. This is a preschool picture book, rather than a chapter book. I much prefer her other stories and also prefer Maureen Lipman narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CT 08/05/2016
    CT 08/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "This is an abridged version"
    Have you listened to any of Bill Oddie’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Bill Oddie does a good job, but I grew up with the Maureen Lipman version and that's untouchable for me.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not unabridged, as advertised. It is heavily edited and misses all of the books wonderful humour.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth 20/12/2015
    Beth 20/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely book."

    This book was my favorite as a child, now its my daughters favorite, 40 years later !

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    Christine Edinburgh, United Kingdom 01/12/2013
    Christine Edinburgh, United Kingdom 01/12/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Not as long as the others"

    We have enjoyed so many of Jill Tomlinsons books on long car journeys so we're looking forward to this one.
    It is a short book and is well padded out with songs and acting segments, so not like the others which are long stories.
    It might be the sort of thing you would listen to in a kids drama class.

    Still good though, well read, and the story is good. But short.

    Be aware that you are buying something a bit different and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Mauricio
    06/12/11
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    "Keeps my toddler in bed for an extra 40 minutes!"
    Would you listen to The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark again? Why?

    Yes, we downloaded this for my two year old son, who is now very curious about owls. He listens to this over and over, and it can buy his tired parents an extra half-hour of sleep while he listens.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, the characters are interesting, and the story is engaging.


    Any additional comments?

    A good book to help little ones learn about new things - like flying in the dark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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