I’m trying to find a children’s book my mother read me over 50 years ago.
I remember vividly.
The mouse tells all the animals at the waterhole:
There’s a creature in my house yelling and screaming and throwing the furniture out of the windows.
He says this to lions, tigers, giraffes. In the end, it turns out the creature is an owl that the jungle animals trumpet and roar at, and it flies out of the mouse’s house in the tree.
Then, the lions realize they are hungry, and the giraffes and zebras etc. run away before the lions and tigers can get them. The mouse returns to his house in the tree.
This is an older book. I believe it was published by Bear & Company. It is about a woman that has cancer. She drives to her grandfather’s cabin to die, but on the way up the mountain, she hits an owl that she later names Harris. She takes care of him, nursing him back to health. She meets a guy who happens to be Native American and he gives her an amulet. I believe on the cover was a cabin and Harris the owl flying.
I don’t know the title or author; it was a children’s book for preschoolers that was read to me more than 80 years ago. One of the characters was a wise old owl who sat in a tree, saying, “I am thinking important thoughts I didn’t have time to think yesterday.” this line has been quoted in my family ever since to anyone who was staring into space, daydreaming. I have long wondered what the book was. Thanks for any help you can provide.