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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets Blog Tour (review)




Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet 
By Sara O’Leary 
Illustrated by Jacob Grant 
December 4, 2018 
Random House BFYR 
Source: pub 

A delightful book of curious, little-known “facts” 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 an absolutely charming little one-line “fact” about one 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. 


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Owls are good at keeping secrets, meerkats love a parade, unicorns believe in themselves...little readers will learn these and so many other quirky and surprising “facts” about animals in Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets. 

Sara O’Leary’s charming picture book is sure to delight and amuse readers with its giggle inducing facts and unexpected additions, while warming hearts with its joyous celebration of embracing our differences and uniqueness. Jacob Grant sweetly brings each animal to life and perfectly captures their cute quirks and habits. 

Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets is an engaging and fun way to introduce little readers to the alphabet and is destined to be a bedtime hit!


Sara O'Leary has a degree in screenwriting from the University of British Columbia and has taught creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal. She has written a number of critically acclaimed books for children, including This Is Sadie, which is currently being adapted for the stage by New York City Children's Theater.  A former literary columnist for The Vancouver Sun and CBC Radio, she also writes short fiction. The Ghost in the House is her first novel.


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