A wise old owl sat in an oak
the more he saw, the less he spoke
the less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?
Pip's owl costume.
Remember our birthday tree?
Well, it turns out birthday buntings
double as owl suits.
Whether she's recognizable as an owl, whoooo knows,
but she's happy.
After twenty costume scenarios,
and dozen more cooking
in her imaginative mind,
Winnie was finally lassoed into being a cowgirl.
Sisters' fuzzy hat and sweater,
Ping pong ball eyes.
"These notices had been written by Christopher Robin, who was the only one in the forest who could spell; for Owl, wise though he was in many ways, able to read and write and spell his own name WOL, yet somehow went all to pieces over delicate words like MEASLES and BUTTEREDTOAST."
- Winnie the Pooh, A.A.Milne
Some Owlish Book Love:
Owl Babies - Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson
Owl at Home, by Arnold Lobel
Owl Moon - Jane Yolen, ill. by John Schoenherr
Whoo-oo Is It - Megan McDonald, ill. by S.D. Schindler
Peek a Who? - by Nina Laden