The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales)
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The book shows what constellations are, especially Orion's belt, and has been adapted as a show at the London Planetarium.  There have been stage adaptations of the book by Simon Reade  and Tina Williams  THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK.(Review)". Publishers Weekly. 16 July 2001 . Retrieved 2009-01-01. On 13 February 2022, the BBC broadcast the story on their CBeebies Bedtime Story programme, read by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
The author describes Plop as fat, fluffy, soft and perfect. Can you think of other adjectives? Can you find synonyms for these words?The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is a children's book by Jill Tomlinson, of which there is also an audio version read by Maureen Lipman.  It was published in 1968, illustrated by Joanne Cole, and an abridged edition illustrated by Paul Howard published in 2001. 
Mrs Barn Owl explains that the dark can be ‘silver or blue or grey or lots of other colours’. Can you paint a picture showing dark scenes in different colours? Filled with gentle humour and giving comforting reassurance to night-time fears and anxieties, Jill Tomlinson's animal bedtime stories have been enjoyed by children for decades. Fear of dark: resource list". Clinical Reference Systems. EBSCO Publishing. 31 May 2007 . Retrieved 2009-01-01.Write a report about owls. What is their habitat? What do they eat? What special abilities do they have? The story is about a young barn owl called Plop, who is frightened of the dark. The plot is divided into seven chapters, each covering a night during which Plop learns something new about the dark: dark is exciting, dark is kind, dark is fun, dark is necessary, dark is fascinating, dark is wonderful and dark is beautiful. Plop is gradually persuaded that the dark has its advantages.
The chapter titles all begin with ‘Dark is?’. Can you think of other ways of describing the dark? Could you write another chapter for the story linked to your description? Who might the owl meet in your chapter? Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark.Can you plan and write a story about another animal who is afraid of something that animal normally likes?