Published: 2013 by Windy Hollow Books
Level: Early Years (R-2)
Although not strictly a fairy tale, the whimsical illustrations and setting with a tale of leaving the cottage in the woods for the big world, this beautiful book has a folksy/fairy tale feel. Owl leaves his home with Frida and enjoys a simple life. After being told that he is far too beautiful to hide away, Owl can’t forget what the woman has said and in his mind he becomes brighter and more beautiful. The cottage and garden become neglected until he leaves for the experience of the big wide world. All is not always better than his previous life and eventually he makes his way back to Frida and the love and comfort of home.