Oliver the Owl Review and Giveaway

This past week we have been reading Oliver the Owl by Sally Bailey-Young. We thoroughly enjoyed reading The Little Red Airplane by the same publishers Austin Macauley so was eager to see what Oliver the Owl is all about.

Oliver the Owl Review

Book Description

Oliver is a barn owl and he is growing up. The day he learns to fly is a great day and his new skill gives him the ability to observe the world. For instance, he watches the deer in the forest. He watches the children around the barn. He’s wary of the banging machine that’s used to scare the birds away from the crops. But most of all, he learns how things can help each other. When he discovers two old scarecrows in the barn he discovers how great it can be to make other people’s lives better.

Oliver the Owl Review

What we thought

On first impressions, the illustrations are lovely. The book does include a lot of text to the story, which is a bit much for younger children to follow. It’s ideal for a bedtime story though and I’m sure older children from 6/7 years up would thoroughly enjoy it.

Baby girl has been following the story with her little torch, she loves to shine up the pictures and pretending to read the words.

Oliver the Owl Review

The story about Oliver is well written and one of those feel good characters. It starts off introducing Oliver as a young owl exploring the world as he flies around. He then meets Hugo the old scarecrow in the barn. Hugo tells Oliver about all the things he used to do out in the fields.

You then meet the family that live on the farm and the granddad tells the grandchildren all about the scarecrows and their lives.

Oliver and the Owl is a story of friendship and how friendships last a lifetime.

I have given Oliver the Owl 4 out of 5 stars.

Oliver the Owl Review

Where to find

Oliver the Owl is available from Amazon


Austin Macauley have kindly given me a second copy to giveaway. To enter please fill in the rafflecopter widget below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Terms and Conditions – There is one copy of Oliver the Owl to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via rafflecopter from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a name and address for shipping before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties. 


You can find other competitions over on the competition page.

Thanks for stopping by today.


*We were given a copy of Oliver the Owl in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.



Thank you for sharing


  1. Tammy Neal
    1st May 2018 / 11:18 pm

    Someone you can trust and love x

  2. Tee simpson
    1st May 2018 / 9:58 pm

    It means having someone there who I can rely on and who means the world to me

  3. laura stewart
    1st May 2018 / 5:49 pm

    it means trust x

  4. Adrian Bold
    1st May 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Friendship means unconditional support and having someone to share your highs and lows with.

  5. Jeanette Leighton
    1st May 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Being their for each other and trusting each other also family

  6. Karen Hughes
    1st May 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Being there for someone, through both the good and bad times

  7. paula cheadle
    1st May 2018 / 6:14 am

    to be with you through the bad and good times, always there to listen when needing to vent off, and to love you now matter what

  8. astrid c
    1st May 2018 / 6:12 am

    trust , loyality, kindeness

  9. Dean T
    30th April 2018 / 7:45 pm

    For me loyalty and companionship and having someone to be silly with

  10. Laura Pritchard
    30th April 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Being completely myself with someone.

  11. Allan Fullarton
    30th April 2018 / 4:34 pm


  12. Craig Havery
    29th April 2018 / 10:04 pm

    friendship is all about being there in good times and bad bit like marriage really

  13. Rachael Sexey
    22nd April 2018 / 6:08 pm

    I think friendship is respect not bitching or back stabbing 💚

  14. Ruth Harwood
    16th April 2018 / 8:56 am

    Supporting your friends decisions and making sure you can enjoy being with them x

  15. Danielle Cresswell
    14th April 2018 / 11:35 pm

    Friendship means just been there for a friend

  16. Stevie
    13th April 2018 / 11:18 am

    Friendship is everything in low times.

  17. Lia Burns
    12th April 2018 / 1:36 pm

    To me, friendship is having somebody that understands you. That’s is on your wave length x

  18. Rachel Craig
    9th April 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Great prize. Please consider allowing competition entry via e-mail, blog comment, etc.

  19. Rachel Craig
    9th April 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Great prize. Please consider allowing competition entry via e-mail, blog comment, etc.

  20. Sally Collingwood
    9th April 2018 / 7:27 pm

    A friend is like a brother/sister

  21. Ursula Hunt
    8th April 2018 / 1:52 am

    Friendship means being there through thick and thin and not judging

  22. claire woods
    3rd April 2018 / 9:40 pm

    Telling each other things good or bad. Being there for each other.

  23. melanie stirling
    3rd April 2018 / 6:36 pm

    This book looks lovely,thank you for the chance to win it.

  24. janine atkin
    3rd April 2018 / 5:54 pm

    being there no matter what!

  25. Angela Treadway
    3rd April 2018 / 3:43 pm

    trust x

  26. iain maciver
    3rd April 2018 / 3:33 pm

    kindness and honesty

  27. bev
    3rd April 2018 / 9:03 am

    Looks a sweet read!

  28. Margaret Gallagher
    3rd April 2018 / 9:01 am

    Unconditional love and KINDNESS

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.