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RWYK Interview with Sara O’Leary, author of Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet
Happy Saturday everyone!
Please join us and Sara O’Leary, author of the newly released delightful children’s picture book titled Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet on the Reading with Your Kids podcast. Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets is a delightful book of curious, little-known “facts” about animals–one for each letter of the alphabet! We loved everything about Sara’s beautifully written and fun book for kids, and we’re sure you will too.
Be sure to tune in as we discuss all about Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets, the inspiration behind the title, What is unusual about Sara’s book, Importance of children’s literature, Exclusive Sneak peek into Sara’s upcoming children’s book and much more. Be sure to listen in & enjoy!
About Sara O’Leary
Sara O’Leary was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Owls is Good at Keeping Secrets is her tenth book for children. This is Sadie, her book with Julie Morstad is being adapted for the stage by New York City Children’s Theatre and debuts in March of 2019. She teaches Writing for Children at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet
A delightful book of curious, little-known “facts” about animals–one for each letter of the alphabet!
Did you know that chipmunks love to stay up past their bedtime? Or that dragons cry at happy endings? I bet you’d never have guessed that iguanas sometimes get homesick at sleepovers.
Sara O’Leary pulls back the curtain on the animal world and gives us an absolutely charming little one-line “fact” about one animal for each letter of the alphabet. Kids will love to see their own quirks reflected in these adorably rendered creatures, and perhaps will be comforted to know that–just like them–narwhals can be perfectly happy all on their own and quail also get tired of being told to be quiet.
This is more than just an alphabet book. It’s a charming, hilarious, and touching look at the diversity of personalities in the world–worth many, many re-reads.
Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet is available on Amazon!
In this episode,
- You’ll hear Sara talking about picture book Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet
- How did Sara come up with the idea for this book and what inspired the title of his book
- What was the hardest part about writing/illustrating this book?
- Who’s the “perfect reader” for Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet
- What do Sara hopes for her young readers take away from this story?
- We discuss some of the interesting facts about her book, an exclusive sneak peek into her next book and much more. Be sure to tune in to catch all the fun!
Thanks for agreeing to this interview, Sara. We wish you all the best with Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet!
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