Wise Up, Silly Owl! by Steve Metzger

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Owls are supposed to be wise, but young Spotty Owl doesn't want to be wise. He wants to be silly! Father Owl, who is truly wise, wonders when Spotty will finally grow up and use his wisdom to help the other forest animals. When Father Owl has to go off to help another animal, and must leave Spotty on his own, Spotty decides: "I'll just pretend to be wise. Nobody will know I'm not." Soon he's visited by Suzy Squirrel. She has lost her acorns and wants Spotty to help her find them. He sings a song, pretending that it holds the answer to her problem. More animals come to him, each with a new problem, and he greets each animal with a new song. Is it possible that Spotty's silly songs might hold the answers to each visiting animal's problem? Every page of this amusing little fable is enhanced with delightfully funny illustrations by the popular artist Hans Wilhelm.
 

About Steve Metzger

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Steve Metzger grew up in Queens, NYC. He went to Baruch College and received his Masters in Education from Bank Street College. He taught young children for 15 years before moving on to Scholastic, where he has mainly worked with the Book Clubs. In addition to the "Dinofours" series, Steve has written many other bestselling books, including "Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice", "The Great Turkey Race", and "The Mixed-Up Alphabet". Hans Wilhelm was born in Bremen, Germany in 1945. In his early teens he wrote and illustrated several stories, bound them into little books and sent them off to publishers, but they were always rejected. After graduating from art and business schools, Wilhelm moved to Africa, where he worked for a major corporation for several years. Still very much interested in the arts, however, he wrote and illustrated stories for fun. Eventually, he gave up his job and began traveling the world in search of a different kind of life. Wilhelm traveled for three years and lived in many places in Australia, Asia and Europe. He finally came to America to publish his stories and ended up settling down in Connecticut. Since then he has written and illustrated more than one hundredand fifty books for children and adults that have been translated into many languages. They have won numerous international prizes and awards and were developed into more than 80 television shows.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by Scholastic.
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.