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Owl Babies - am I a complete wuss?

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MissM Wed 09-Jul-08 19:47:48

Does anyone else get a lump in their throat (and at one reading tears in their eyes) when they get to the page 'AND SHE CAME'? It gets me every time.

RiojaLover75 Wed 09-Jul-08 19:51:33

Ah I love Owl Babies!!!! Gives me a warm feeling and teary eyes everytime I read it. DS1 loves it, always asks for it, hopefully DS2 will grow to love it too.

Lizzylou Wed 09-Jul-08 19:52:32

My boys love this, I think it is a lovely story.

I know what you mean about getting a bit teary-eyed too blush

S1ur Wed 09-Jul-08 19:53:38

bunch of soft hearted wusses grin

[well ard emoticon]

KerryMum Wed 09-Jul-08 19:53:53

oh I always blubbed when I read this to ds2. Was always a bit hmm about the message that mum will go away and leave babies all alone though....

tissy Wed 09-Jul-08 19:54:49

dd used to love this
we read it lots of times

the babies were called Sarah and Percy and Bill, weren't they?

and Bill wanted his Mummy

<sniff>

Cammelia Wed 09-Jul-08 19:54:53

I love my mummy said Bill

hermionegrangerat34 Wed 09-Jul-08 19:57:41

I always cry at Shirley Hughes' 'Dogger'....

Cammelia Wed 09-Jul-08 20:01:35

And as for Quentin Blake's "Clown"

chutneymary Wed 09-Jul-08 20:02:23

A difficult read at 18 weeks pg. Can barely get through it some nights. Mind you, DD1 has recently discovered the Mr Men, which is torture of a different kind.

tassisssss Wed 09-Jul-08 20:03:27

I cry at Dogger too.

And Little Baa

OomphreyCushion Wed 09-Jul-08 20:05:19

DS1 used to want this story at bedtime for about six months.
I became immune.
Eventually!
grin

JoanCrawford Wed 09-Jul-08 20:05:59

Yes you are a wuss but so am I!

Have you read 'No Matter What?' god that chokes me EVERY time.

"Love like starlight never dies...." <sob>

OverMyDeadBody Wed 09-Jul-08 20:06:54

The effect wears of after you've read the book for the 4587694th time, believe me.

jura Wed 09-Jul-08 20:08:00

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harpsichordcarrier Wed 09-Jul-08 20:08:27

and Guess How Much I Love You
and Peepbo
<snivel>

eekamoose Wed 09-Jul-08 20:08:30

I always have to whisper the last page of GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU because of choked up situation (cringe) and I'm well 'ard, me.

harpsichordcarrier Wed 09-Jul-08 20:09:01

oh and the end of Winnie the Pooh <wail>

OverMyDeadBody Wed 09-Jul-08 20:09:59

You guys think Owl Babies is bad, you should try reading Little Beaver and the Echo (also by MW I believe). That will really choke you up.

OverMyDeadBody Wed 09-Jul-08 20:12:19

Nah. Guess how much I love you just doesn't do it for me really. The one-upmanship displayed by Big nutbrown hair gets on my tits.

maidamess Wed 09-Jul-08 20:15:12

Mole and the Baby Bird....Sob...sniff...parp <<sound of nose blowing>>

maidamess Wed 09-Jul-08 20:15:37

Any kids book with a Grandad in just tips me over the edge.

naswm Wed 09-Jul-08 20:18:15

Owl babies is the best book ever - taught my DS1 so much about separation etc Even now when I have been stuck at work etc and late picking them up from after school club I have said something along the lines of 'I am so sorry I was later than you expected me, but you knew I'd come back, just like in the Owl babies'

Actually this is a bit of a wake up call for me thinking about it

NotQuiteCockney Wed 09-Jul-08 20:20:10

Oh good god I hate Owl Babies. Makes me want to shout and throw things. (And where is the fecking Owl Daddy?)

I'll Love You Forever does it for me, particularly the bit where the son rocks the mum.

notnowbernard Wed 09-Jul-08 20:20:56

'Let's get a Pup' gets me EVERY TIME

Was reading it with tears rolling the other day. DD1 was very empathetic, bless her wink

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