After losing his job as a lumberjack, Bordenâs dad learns the spotted owl is the cause of his unemployment. Seeing his fatherâs rage angers Borden, and leads him on a pursuit to kill the endangered animal. While on his hunt, he finds a baby barred owl on the ground (he likes those) and brings it home to care for it. In the process of nurturing the owlet, Borden and his family discover the baby is in truth a spotted owl.
Thereâs an Owl in the Shower is a quick and entertaining read, but did have one swear word (d***) and some fighting between Bordenâs dad and a school science teacher (an environmentalist). The book is educational, and recommended for kids who want to learn more about owls, birds, and ecological issues.