By Kes Gray
Illustrated by Mary Mcquillan
Twoo Twit has the eyes of an owl, the beak of an owl, the feathers on an owl... but he has the brains of a greenfly! Why? Because he never ever goes to school!
Owls are supposed to be wise, but Twoo Twit is anything but! He loves playing on haybales and playing poohsticks, but he really doesn't like going to school. Until one day when he goes to play in the church tower and gets the fright of his life! Suddenly, he realises that learning to read might actually be a good thing!
A witty cautionary tale from award-winning children's author Kes Gray.
Kes lives in Witham , Essex, with his wife, young family and assortment of animals. He is a born storyteller. Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, he is a major talent.
Mary McQuillan was shorlisted for the Sheffield Book Award for her first picture book 'Who's Poorly, Too' Written by FCBG winner Kes Gray. She is a highly successful illustrator with a knack for character and humour.
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15 Nov 2007
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Hodder Children's Books
This book will encourage would-be readers because it is such good fun — Carousel
The illustrations are appealing with intriguing details — Practical Professional Child Care
Appealing — Junior
Although a cautionary tale, Twoo twit is thoroughly enjoyable — Write Away
Mary McQuillan's enchanting illustrations are full of lovely details. The bold brush stokes and colour and the beautifully careful compositions are equally well suited to getting across the fluffy cuteness of the forest creatures and the harshness of Twoo Twit's uncomfortable night. The delightful pictures lift the story above its rather worthy message sufficiently to engage even more cynical young readers. — Writeaway.org.uk
Twoo Twit is not a wise owl. And the reason why? He's a secret truant. It's not until his lack of education comes to light that he realizes there's a lot to be said for being a learned owl. An appealing tale of a cheeky errant owl who mends his ways. — Junior