I like the read- the vibes, but I've gotta admit that a couple words here and there felt almost unnecessary to me. 'Helpful hawk', 'lazy evening'; just those. Also, I'd appreciate it if you could explain the term you used; 'Father Time'? I understand every writer has their own intuition, but I felt a little lost with that bit.
However, as I said, the rest- besides my few selfish complaints- is absolutely captivating. The picture you give only fuels the reader's interest in the children's stories...or even the post-dude's story!
Adored it, thanks.
Swoops? Play? This is a nice picture story that reads a little uneven as far as the rhythm goes. Sometimes less is more in this game, otherwise it makes the reader work for it. Make it flow, make it flow...