Cover image for Owls are good at keeping secrets : a curious animal alphabet / Sara O'Leary ; Jacob Grant, illustrator.
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Owls are good at keeping secrets : a curious animal alphabet / Sara O'Leary ; Jacob Grant, illustrator.
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9781101919118
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Toronto : Tundra Books, [2018]

©2018
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1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
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Little-known stories about animals -- one for each letter of the alphabet!
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Summary

From the author of the beloved This Is Sadie comes a delightful book of curious, little-known stories about animals -- one for each letter of the alphabet!

Did you know that chipmunks love to stay up past their bedtime? Or that dragons cry at happy endings? I bet you'd never have guessed that iguanas sometimes get homesick at sleepovers.

Sara O'Leary pulls back the curtain on the animal world and gives us absolutely charming little one-line "facts" about an animal for each letter of the alphabet. Kids will love to see their own quirks reflected in these adorably-rendered creatures, and perhaps will be comforted to know that, just like them, narwhals can be perfectly happy all on their own and quail also get tired of being told to be quiet.

This is more than just an alphabet book -- it is a charming, hilarious and touching look at the diversity of personalities in the world, worth many, many re-reads.


Author Notes

SARA O'LEARY is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the bestselling picture book This Is Sadie as well as A Family Is a Family Is a Family, The Boy and the Blue Moon and the award-winning series of Henry books: When You Were Small , Where You Came From and When I Was Small , all illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

JACOB GRANT makes absurd and heartfelt picture books, including Cat Knit , Little Bird's Bad Word and Scaredy Kate . He can almost always be found at his home studio, drawing, painting and writing until something feels story-ish. He lives with his wife and son in windy Illinois. Find out more at jacobgrantbooks.com.