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The Backward Owl

Yossi Godard
AGE: 5-9

A little owl, named Wowl, has a big problem: he sees everything upside down. He even reads backwards.
When he is asked to read TEN, he reads NET.
When he is asked to read LIVE he reads EVIL.

Once a year, there is a little owls` reading competition, and little Wowl is scared that the others will discover his problem. But his mother finds a solution: she writes him words and sentences that read the same from both ends -
and so on.

Everything goes smoothly and Wowl becomes a STAR. But when Chief Owl writes STAR in the sand, little Wowl reads RATS. Then everything changes, and from there on, the story twists and turns in unexpected ways.
This story shows that some people see the world differently, and sometimes it is worthwhile to look at the world, and people, from a different angle, and not just always the same way!

Illustrations: Carmit Giladi-Pollard

English translation available (for publishers only)

The Backward Owl
Title The Backward Owl
Author’s Last Name Godard
Author's First Name Yossi
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2007
No. Pages 29 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Yanshuf She-Raʹa Hafuch
Representation Represented by ITHL



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