Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Shannon's Review - Otis the Musical Owl by Joseph N. Chappelle
Title:: Otis The Musical Owl
Author(s):: Joseph N. Chappelle
Genre:: Children's Book
Summary: A owl in search of it's family finds friendship in humans, music and other animals.
Challenges: 20 Books in 2009(17)
My Thoughts: This book is good until it switches perspective from a narrator telling the story about the owl, to the owl telling its own story. It's fine in the beginning, where it seems to be a tale set in something like real life. But then it gets plain weird. The owl is picked up by a family that thinks they are helping the owl, who they think is hurt. But the owl is really a baby and lost. Then the owl goes to a rehabilitation center, learns many things and comes back to where it was found to look for its family. I think I may be missing something in the story. Then all of sudden the Prince of Darkness and 41 Unicorns were mentioned... I had no idea what that was about.
About the Author: This is the first book by Joseph N. Chappelle. He also plays cello, and has served in the Peace Corps and in Malawi as an International Partner with Habitat for Humanity.asy, Children Book, 20 in 2009 Challenge, Free Book 4 Refer A Book Friday,