Book - 1993
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Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1993
ISBN: 9780688114503
Branch Call Number: JP Henke 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill


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forbesrachel Jun 17, 2013

Owen's parents make multiple attempts to get rid of Owen's blanket. The tactics they use are the typical ones, until his mother comes up with something clever. Not all of us are as lucky as Owen is. A deserving award winner, for it teaches that simply throwing out something is not always the answer, that a simple change is more positive.

ChristchurchLib May 28, 2013

Little Owen the mouse and his cherished yellow blanket Fuzzy are inseparable - they eat, sleep, play, travel, and even take baths together. But there’s one place where Fuzzy can’t accompany Owen: school. Owen’s desperate parents try everything to convince him to give up the blanket, but neither tricks, nor bargains, nor suggested cures from a nosy neighbour can split up Owen and Fuzzy. Thankfully, Owen’s clever mother comes through with a creative solution. Warm and engaging, with deft touches of affectionate humour, this feel-good tale is just as cosy and comforting as the blanket it depicts.

May 2013 Picture books newsletter.

Dec 07, 2008

Caldecott Honor Book


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Jan 21, 2020

SPOILER alert: do not read this to your kid if you’re a tooth fairy / potty fairy / blanket fairy kind of family. This will ruin it for your kid.

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