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Jackie Morris recommends Tiny Owl books for refugees

When we think of helping refugees, often the first things to come to mind are the basic essentials: food and shelter, healthcare, clothing. But we should remember too that there are other things that will help someone displaced from their home, far away from everything they know, to turn a survival back into a life. Turning a house into a home can be key to this. What’s one way to do that? With books! Back…

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Video: Celebrate the simple joys of sharing with The Elephant’s Umbrella

What does it truly mean to share? The elephant knows exactly how much it can benefit everyone. Share the joys of this simple book with your child: below you can watch the introductory video for The Elephant’s Umbrella! When the rain comes the elephant likes to put up his umbrella and invite his friends underneath. One day the umbrella is swept away by the wind and meets the leopard and the bear, who have very…

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A simple story with a clear message about the importance of sharing

We are very excited that The Elephant’s Umbrella has been longlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award! Read their wonderful review here: Elephant loves his umbrella and is only too happy to share this with anyone in need. One day, however, the wind whisks his umbrella away and passes it to the leopard. Although leopard is delighted, the umbrella doesn’t like the sound of his plans and so chases the wind, who takes it…

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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…

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The Sunday Times: Watch out for The Elephant’s Umbrella!

We’re thrilled that The Elephant’s Umbrella was highlighted as one to ‘Watch out for…’ by Nicolette Jones on The Sunday Times ‘Children’s Book of the Week‘. The umbrella is the protagonist of this delightful picture book: it decides to belong not to the leopard or the bear, who will use it for selfish pursuits, but to the elephant, who invites everyone to share it. Irresistible for its striking, friendly pictures and message about the joy of altruism.  …

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