Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Picture Book - I'm Not Cute! - Jonathan Allen (Author & Illustrator)

Picture Book - I'm Not Cute! - Jonathan Allen (Author & Illustrator)

Recommended for - Babies/Toddlers/Younger Readers

Oh, how I do love a story about a grumpy animal!

Poor Baby Owl - no matter where he goes, everyone tells him how cute he is. He tries to tell them about how fierce he really is, but secretly, does he want to be cute after all?

Everytime I think of this book I can't help but smile - the thought of a baby owl throwing a mini-strop and stamping his feet when he's told he's cute is hilarious! Having a young son who gets grumpy when he's tired (as I'm sure most of you reading this will have experienced!) I can feel a certain empathy with Baby Owl's mother. It'll make you all giggle and smile, that's for sure.

The illustrations add to the laughter, with Baby Owl grumpily jumping up and down everytime he's called cute, like some deranged little ball of fur. 

Guaranteed to make you and your children laugh.



  1. Hi, can i ask you something? You seem to know a lot about children books and illustrations. The thing is, I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like the big bad wolf (or a fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Could be any other animal as well. I need it for my research. Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi Reese,

    Apologies, I know you posted this ages ago! I'll have a proper look through what we have at the library and see if anything matches what you need - hope it won't come too late for your research!