Owl Moon is a beautifully illustrated story about relationships, hope and nature. The author writes very descriptively using figurative language to set the scenes as a young girl and her father take a walk through the snowy woods in search for an owl. This story is perfect to read while learning to identify figurative language. I would have my second or third graders take part in a figurative language text hunt using this book to compare ordinary text with extraordinary text. This would also be a wonderful choice to integrate an owl or moon unit study.