Twit and Howlet and the Balloon
Artist(s): Barbara Jones
Author(s): Barbara Jones
Year published: 2015
Publisher: Little Toller
Total Pages: 48
Illustrations: B&W Illustrations throughout
Twit andHowlet are twins. They are the youngest members of the Owl family. Sometimes they are indulged and sometimes they are sat upon, just like everyone else.
But one day Twit and Howlet build themselves a home-made hot-air balloon and lift themselves away from the nightly rows about the television. Up, up, up they drift into the unknown with their Wellingtons, sun-spectacles and mousewiches.
Climb aboard Twit and Howlet’s baloon adventure. What will they see floating away through sunsets and rainstorms? Where will their journey end? The South Pole? Devon? Belgium, perhaps?
The wonderful, eccentric ballooning adventure of the owl twins Twit and Howlet is from the imagination of Barbara Jones, an artist and writer now celebrated as one of the most influential champions of folk and vernacular art in Britain. Originally published in 1970, it became an instant classic.