The Wise Old Owl
(La Chouette)
from Beechwood Bunny Tales
and The Bellflower Bunnies
Species Owl
First appeared in Periwinkle at the Full Moon Ball
Quotes "My friends, tonight we are honoured to have a very talented bunny among us — Periwinkle Bellflower. Who can name the animals he has been imitating?" (Periwinkle at the Full Moon Ball)[1]

The Wise Old Owl is a character who appears late in the first Beechwood Bunny Tale, Periwinkle at the Full Moon Ball. She begins the Full Moon Ball just as the Bellflower family arrives there.[2]

When the Beechwood Grove villagers watch Periwinkle strut like a pigeon ("Tippee, tippee, tip, bow!") and hop like a frog ("Poing, poing!") at the event, they all begin to laugh, making the bunny nervous.[3] Eventually, the Owl knows what is going on: Magda the magpie wants the audience to embarrass Periwinkle.[3] As soon as the laughter subsides, Periwinkle resumes his dance steps at the Owl's request; the audience recognises his moves come from his teachers, the Wood Pigeon and Rainette the frog.[4]

The Wise Old Owl also appears in "Le premier bal d'Agaric," the episode based on this book.


  1. Huriet, 1991, p. 23.
  2. Huriet, 1991, p. 20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Huriet, 1991, pp. 21-23.
  4. Huriet, 1991, pp. 24-25.


  • Huriet, Geneviève and Loïc Jouannigot. Periwinkle at the Full Moon Ball. Beechwood Bunny Tales. Trans. MaryLee Knowlton, from Le premier bal d'Agaric Passiflore. ISBN 0-8368-0525-9. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens, 1991. Accessed on May 10, 2008.
  • "Le premier bal d'Agaric." The Bellflower Bunnies. Eric Berthier, director. TF1. November 10, 2004.