Why Can’t the Owl Sleep?
About the Book
A great horned owl, who has hunted all night, looks forward to sleeping undisturbed on his roost at the edge of a lake in the northern woods. He anticipates a day of peace and quiet, but dawn is the time when his busy neighbors come and go beneath him in the bog, lake, and surrounding forest.
Just as the owl closes his eyes, a chickadee loudly sings, a great blue heron squawks, and a chipmunk chatters and squeaks. How--oh how--is a great horned owl supposed to sleep? As a parade of animals makes their presence known under his roost, the owl soon realizes that getting a good day’s rest may be more difficult than he imagined.
In this colorfully illustrated, rhyming tale for children, a great horned owl attempts to seek sleep and peace on a very noisy day in the northern woods.
About the Author
Cynthia Baker is an artist and potter whose intricate work conveys her appreciation of the natural world. She is the author of A Moose Family Christmas, Four Seasons in Maine, a Coloring Book, and A Kayaker’s Journal. Cynthia divides her time between homes in Maine and Florida.