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A wonderful visit to The Merlin School, Putney

By: Alice Ahearn* I was very excited to be invited to The Merlin School to read some of Tiny Owl’s stories to children! On Tuesday 9 May, I visited four reception classes during their morning lessons to read two Tiny Owl titles: A Bird Like Himself and The Elephant’s Umbrella. I picked these stories because they’re full of the joys of sharing and helping each other, which children are just learning for themselves at this age. Each class was a joy…


Such a clever, beautifully crafted book!

Read a wonderful review of A Bird Like Himself by Mirrors windows doors: When an eclectic collection of animals come across an egg, they swiftly also find themselves cast in the role of parents.  What they lack in bird-ness, they make up for with love and dedication. As Bird grows, he benefits from the diverse breadth of experience that the different animals bring to their parenting. Play might be swinging from the curve of the…


An endearing tale of parental love!

A Bird Like Himself Author/illustrator: Anahita Teymorian Age: 2+ Key stage: 0 A Bird Like Himself is now out in paperback! Published in hardback in 2015, it was praised by Outside In World as ‘a heart-warming story about the value of feeling loved and finding and celebrating your gifts and individualities’, and ‘a charming tale of parental love and growing up’ by Creative Steps magazine. It’s a perfect book for exploring these themes with young children.…