Tuesday, September 23, 2014
First Day of Fall - Owl Cookies
It's the first day of fall. At our house, that means it's time to make the owl cookies (click here for the recipe and instructions).
Conveniently, they baked up just in time to be enjoyed with the last chapter of Farley Mowat's Owls in the Family.
It's a fun, easy reader about the adventures of boy and his friends, and two owls they rescue on the prairies of Saskatchewan, one summer. It reminded me of a Canadian Henry and Ribsy type story. Though I have to admit, that these owl cookies usually bring to my mind another one of Beverly Cleary's classics.
“Susan, your owl is looking at something. What do you think he’s looking at?”
“Um-m.” Susan was taken by surprise.
“Um-m. Another owl?”
How dumb, thought Ramona. He’s looking at a bat, a mouse, a witch riding on a broomstick, Superman, anything but another owl. (excerpt from Ramona the Brave, chapter 5, "Owl Trouble")