A big welcome to the newest member in our family of storytelling chairs: The Owl Reading Chair. Inspired by children’s story books, this chair features a wise old owl perched upon a book, in amongst the branches of a beautiful old oak tree.
Check out our Owl Reading Chair here.
Owls are thought to be one of the oldest species of vertebrate animal in existence, with fossils found dating back 60 million years. Throughout the history of mankind, the owl has featured significantly in mythology and folklore, from prehistoric cave paintings to recent times.
In ancient Greece, owls were often seen as a symbol of good fortune, associated with the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athene. In Welsh mythology, Blodeuwedd, the Goddess of Betrayal, is turned into a white owl. And in the modern day, many children learn to read English with the popular Oxford Owl Reading series.
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?