This review is basically one big gift recommendation, so sucks to me for not having it done before Christmas so y’all could absorb my wisdom.
In my defense this book arrived after we had left on our trek to visit Manbeast’s family and even though I used it as a gift for him he didn’t get it until tonight.
So this is a first: first book I’ve ever given as a gift, first book I’ve ever reviewed the night I received it!
Manbeast loves owls. He would agree with the subtitle of this book, they are Our Most Charming Bird. I generally think they are terrifying. But author/illustrator Matt Sewell has charmed even my hardened heart. Each owl is given a short blurb and a beautiful illustration. I usually cannot stand to look at a barn owl because I find them so upsetting, but Sewell makes them look majestic and -dare I say- cuddly.
The illustrations are seriously gorgeous, and the owl descriptions are factual with a dash of irreverence.
Manbeast has already ooohed and aaahed over ever impeccable illustration in the book and loved the few descriptions he actually read. This book is a must have for any owl lover.
Owls by Matt Sewell: Our Most Charming Bird Book.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.