[Read] ➮ Owen By Kevin Henkes – Transportjobsite.co.uk


Owen quotes Owen, litcharts Owen, symbolism Owen, summary shmoop Owen, Owen ce753830 Owen Had A Fuzzy Yellow Blanket Fuzzy Goes Where I Go, Said Owen But Mrs Tweezers Disagreed She Thought Owen Was Too Old For A Blanket Owen Disagreed No Matter What Mrs Tweezers Came Up With, Blanket Fairies Or Vinegar, Owen Had The Answer But When School Started, Owen T Mother Knew Just What To Do, And Everyone Owen, Fuzzy, And Even Mrs Tweezers Was Happy


10 thoughts on “Owen

  1. says:

    Owen loves his blanket and he s getting big, so his parents are trying to take it or have him give it up He s about to start school and he can t take it with him There are many cute scenes of him and his blanket They come up with a great ending to the story of how Owen does give up the blanket It s a smart idea That blanket is very gross after all it goes through.This is a beginning story It s cute, but the art didn t stand out for me.The nephew loved the picture of Owen and his blanket on the toilet He laughed and laughed at that one I think the nephew got this story and he gave this 4 stars He liked it This was below my niece and she only gave this 2 stars She is tired of the young books.


  2. says:

    I would personally like to thank Kevin Henkes for writing the book Owen because it seemed like a gift to me and my son, Owen The book Owen came out in 1993 and the person Owen came out in 1992 When the book came out, my Owen had a year to establish himself as a little human being and by the time he was a year old he had a comfort LeLe a Lambchop puppet with a soft wooly fleece and he sucked his thumb I think maybe Kevin Henkes saw us at the park one day and became inspired by my adorable son, and wrote this beautifully illustrated and sweetly written book about a little mouse named Owen who sucks his thumb and has a comfort blanket named Fuzzy Henkes probably changed LeLe into Fuzzy to protect the innocent.Owen the book is the story of a little mouse who can t go anywhere or do anything without his Fuzzy Fuzzy experiences life with Owen, eating and drinking orange juice, ice cream and applesauce cake Owen s parents don t think much about their son s attachment to his blanket until a nosey old neighbor Mrs Twitter starts to suggest that Owen is too old for such a thing Soon Owen s parents are telling him that Fuzzy is going to disappear and be replaced by a toy that is for big boys Owen hides Fuzzy in the pants of his pajamas to avoid losing him As Owen deals with the daily trials and tribulations of a 4 year old going to the dentist, getting a haircut , Fuzzy is called into service on a regular basis So begins gentle nudging from Owen s parents to make him give up Fuzzy before he begins going to school They resort to such tactics like dipping her in vinegar and outright telling Owen he may not take her to school Owen s tears at losing his friend gives his mother an idea, and soon Owen is able to take Fuzzy to school without anyone realizing it Owen is once again smiling and happy.Henkes drawings are delightful, and Owen is as cute as he can be with big mouse ears and a sweet little face Each picture correspondes with the text so younger listeners will be able to follow along with the words and pictures in a read aloud Henkes also captures Owen s imagination as he pretends he s Captain Plunger in the bathroom , he s marching in a parade, and playing in the backyard If we remember our own children playing, it ll be easy to see a little bit of Owen in each of them One of the things Henkes does so endearingly in this book is show how conflicted Owen s parents are about making their son give up something he loves A lot of us have been there, and it s broken our hearts as much as our children s hearts to try and force them to stop doing something that makes them feel good, i.e., suck their thumb, twirl their hair, rub their face with the satiny part of their blankie, or idly thumb the fleece fuzz on their LeLe I ve been there thinking, what difference does it make if my Owen sleeps with LeLe or not When he goes to college he likely won t take her with him, so was it necessary for me to tell him to be a big boy and give her up I would ve upset Mrs Twitter because I never took my Owen s LeLe from him.On a very basic level Kevin Henkes wrote this beautiful story and it will endure the test of time as long as human beings need love and comfort In fact, one of our most basic human instincts is to comfort ourselves when we re stressed, sad, lonely, or upset Owen the book touches at the heart of that basic need, and I was reminded of that when I watched Owen my 16 year old son idly touch the wool fleece insert in his jacket just like he used to touch LeLe when he was three years old and needed comfort as he was telling me about his girlfriend breaking up with him It made me want to get out our copy of Owen and read it to him again.


  3. says:

    Although I have never been all that much of a fan of anthropomorphic animal stories and especially of tales involving human like mice , Kevin Henkes series of mouse tales are a glowing and sweet exception to this personal pet peeve And his Owen has not in any way disappointed, providing a tender and evocative storyline, with equally expressive and delightful illustrations, pictures that while by themselves would not be all that much to my tastes, in combination with Henkes text, with his printed words, present a caressing and surprisingly nuanced account of Owen and his best friend, his security blanket Fuzzy and how his parents finally accept that Owen and Fuzzy are meant to be together, and can even attend school together, all achieved with imagination and basic sewing skills, of basically having Fuzzy experience a bit of a make over Now I do find nosy neighbour Mrs Tweezer than a bit annoying, but actually while she is definitely a nasty and in my opinion really artificially sweet busy body type which Henkes brilliantly demonstrates both textually and also very much visually , I am in fact rather frustrated at and by the fact that Owen s parents do so often seem to take her advice and try to wean Owen off of his reliance on and friendship with Fuzzy because quite frankly, parents, adults, who attempt to wrest a child s security blanket away by either subterfuge or categorical demands of no are to and for me, and on an entirely personal and emotional level, thieves and dictatorially unsympathetic entities That being said, and while both Mrs Tweezer s attitude and Owen s parents behaviour listening to her advice, actually trying to make Owen no longer want or desire Fuzzy are personally aggravating, I also much commend Kevin Henkes for NOT sugar coating this, for actually showing an adult type of in my opinion rather problematic if not emotionally abusive behaviour that is in fact very very common and even often considered acceptable if not laudable patenting and in the end, Owen does get to keep his blanket and take it to school, although rendered into not so fuzzy handkerchiefs, a perfect and tenderly caring imaginative solution Highly recommended is Kevin Henkes Owen, especially for children who have a security blanket or a favourite stuffed animal or toy they insist on taking everywhere


  4. says:

    Despite being a fan of Kevin Henkes, I could not bring myself to like this book The idea behind the story trying to get a young child to part with his her blanket is certainly one that might appeal to parents However, I dislike the fact that the parents start trying to force their son to give up his security object simply because the neighbor who can t mind her own business peer pressures them into thinking they are being bad parents by letting him keep his baby object They also make a fuss over Owen not being able to go to school with a blanket which strikes me as odd because the preschools where I live don t seem to mind if you child brings a special object as long as they tuck it away in their cubbie So not only do the parents attempt to force the poor kid to suddenly be okay with getting rid of his blanket, but when they realize it won t work they attempt to compromise by cutting it up into little squares and sending him to school with handkerchief sized pieces Suddenly Owen doesn t care that his blanket isn t fuzzy any and is in small squares, which I have a hard time believing wouldn t be rather heartbreaking in real life My own son has a blanket he loves dearly but he is naturally spending less and less time with it on his own as he gets older without me having to give him lectures on how the nosy neighbor thinks he s a baby and hacking it into small pieces I m sorry, Kevin Henkes, but this one did not work for me as a parent I m not saying there shouldn t be rules about where a security object is or isn t allowed, but I disagree with the message that it s wrong to have one the minute you hit school age.


  5. says:

    Ever heard of the blanket fairy Until reading this, I never had.The mouse family in this book is very cute I loved the expressions they have Young Owen is very attached to his blanket His parents try all sorts of methods to get him to part with it Parents can relate to having to separate the baby items first stuffy, blanket, pacifier, etc from their child and kids can read this for alternatives and that every kid goes through adjustments in their life.


  6. says:

    Loved this Caldecott Honor title about Owen and his beloved blanket Fuzzy Fuzzy is than a security blanket for Owen in times of stress it is also a companion in all manner of childhood adventures of both the real world and imagination variety Fuzzy is truly a beloved friend So when nosy neighbor Mrs Tweezers hints to Owen s parents that he is too old for his blanket and suggests ways they can help him get over it, Owen s friendship is unfailing after all, how could Owen allow his beloved companion be taken away by the blanket fairy in exchange for a shiny new big boy toy Or ignore Fuzzy just because it was dipped in vinegar I don t think so But when it comes time for him to start school, without any advice from Mrs Tweezers, Owen s mom comes up with the perfect solution so that Owen can keep his ties to Fuzzy while setting out into the wide grown up world in a style that not even Mrs Tweezers could object to Henkes has a remarkable sense of warmth and sympathy for the hearts and minds of young people and his stories constantly impress me with their thoughtfulness and gentle sense of humor and compassion.


  7. says:

    Owen s yellow baby blanket, nicknamed Fuzzy, had been with him all his life a constant companion through thick and thin When well meaning but nosy Mrs Tweezers suggests to his parents that he is getting too old for such things, a hilarious contest of wills begins The blanket fairy, dipping in vinegar, and just saying no all fail to separate Owen from his blanket, until finally his mother has an ingenious idea that will keep everyone happyKevin Henkes picture book mice are always adorable, whether they re experiencing a name related crisis like the eponymous Chrysanthemum , or facing the ambiguous feelings that accompany a new sibling, like Lily in Julius, the Baby of the World In Owen, Henkes turns his attention to the question of that beloved childhood artefact known as the security blanket, producing a charming tale that is sure to both comfort and entertain The watercolor illustrations, which garnered Henkes a Caldecott Honor, are colorful and expressive.


  8. says:

    Owen is a cute children s book written from the mind of Kevin Henkes The book relates the story of how children are usually attracted to certain objects, such as a blanket, whenever they are young of age Owen was also the winner of the Caldecott Honor Book and has been greatly received for many years Kevin Henkes illustrations are truly highlighted in this story as the main characters are mainly mice which is the basis for most of his books Kevin Henkes also vividly illustrates the various reactions on the characters such as, Owen s look of surprise when he smells the vinegar on his blanket and the somewhat sneaky expression on Mrs Tweezers face as she gives various advice about what Owen s parents should do about the blanket The illustrations are also extremely colorful on every page and gives life to the story The plot of the book is extremely cute as the book details how a young mouse refuses to part with his blanket because the blanket has become Owen s best friend, just as a teddy bear would become a young child s best friend before he or she goes to school and meet new people Owen is a great children s book about the importance of how certain objects such as a blanket, would help make a child feel comfortable about themselves by talking or spending time with an object that acts as a real person Therefore, the child would improve his or her social skills when they come to school by being trusting of other children just like the child would be trusting towards their blanket or other objects Owen will surely please children ages four or younger for its title character, Owen, and adults would appreciate the solution to Owen still having his blanket but carrying it in a mature way.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog


  9. says:

    I read this book as a part of the picture book challenge I am participating in on my blog One of the categories was to read a book that is a book by Kevin Henkes so I decided to choose this book If you re interested in the picture book categories I ll be reading from as part of the challenge be sure to check out the link here 2017 Challenges.This was such an adorable picture book and I loved the simplicity of the art It reminded me so much of my own experiences with having that toy or blanket that you don t want to give up even when your parents just want to do something as simple as clean it Owen is the most adorable character I have ever seen He justahhh I can t even find the words to describe the way I feel about him I really enjoyed the writing style of Henkes as well so I know that I will be checking out of his works sometimes soon I don t know if I would necessarily recommend this as a read a loud simply because it s on the longer side and it may take to long to read for storytime however, this is a great story to share with kids that are definitely going through the same phase as Owen.


  10. says:

    An O book for Collin s learning time A very cute story of a little mouse and his fuzzy yellow blanket Owen disagreed that he was too old to carry his blanket everywhere In the end his mother knew just what to do and came up with the perfect solution.


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