Tiny Owl on the Ramshackle Farm by Lotte Wotherspoon
This rhyming story has a strong Kiwi flavour, with all the noisy fun of farmyard animals. Tiny Owl listens to noises at night and imagines there is a monster lurking in the dark, presenting a theme of overcoming childhood fears of the dark. Tiny readers will love discovering the noises are in fact being made by his friends, the farmyard animals. Clay Press, $29.95 (hardcover).