Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark.


"Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents.


Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring.


Illustrated by Paul Howard 

He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all. Plop is a baby owl. Perfect in every way - except for one.

He's afraid of the dark. But he soon discovers, through a variety of new friends, that dark can be fun and exciting and magical.

Jill Tomlinson - The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark (AGE 3+)