What makes the perfect children's picture book? I think the secret is for the parents to love it as much as the child. Kids love to read with mum or dad and they often return to the same beloved book again and again.
This is why I'm so happy that owls have long been a popular motif of books for babies and children. These are some of my favourites in English and French. I notice there is a popular theme about baby owls becoming separated from their mother. Another favourite approach is to point out how funny it is that owls sleep in the day while children sleep at night. (We read 'bonne nuit hibou' with baby owl every night before bedtime).
I think they are also rather appealing for adults, whether or not they have children! What do you reckon?