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The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear's nonsense poem about two unlikely sweethearts an elegant owl and a beautiful cat has found a perfect match in artist Jan Brett She traveled to the Ca. When a story is short I enjoy acuainting its authors artists and origin I had never heard of The Owl And The Pussycat nor of Edward Lear His inspiration for this odd titular pairing is as whimsical as it is an enlightening explanation for uite a suite of factors that of course are nonsense Small birds are prey to cats owls can carry small cats and animals do not marry ceremoniously never mind mingling species It is a treat to learn from whence this came I obtained it recently in a country thrift store as a 1984 Canadian retelling by Canadian artist Ron BergThe nice thing about retellings is clueing our modern generations into poetry and stories from all the way back in 1871 It seems Edward was well known with a fun and educational bent Our poem was published in a compilation entitled Nonsense Songs Stories Botany And Alphabets He composed the poem for a friend s 3 year old daughter which justifies an emphasis on cute rhymes and images instead of science I imagine reading this with a lilt Ron is from Toronto and has a graceful pretty fancy style suited to his concept He imagined this tale as a romance set on a cruise ship I get the impression the owl and pussycat are an established couple who made this trip together because they marry on an island after they disembark As a matter of fact they must have made uite a trustworthy boat rental with regard for their nautical ability because they row themselves the rest of the way to the ship s destination It is lovely that the ship catches up shortly and the passengers are their wedding guests There is a plentiful banuet in a lush jungle Ron s elegant dreamlike tableaux make up for the bizarre subject

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S can follow an illustrated subplot of two yellow fish who also fall in love under the pea green boat A charming treatment of a classic children's poem Ages 3 to. For this poetry to still stand the test of time means people are still striving to find places to love safely The peagreen boat on the ocean was safe in the time of Edward Lear In the art of Stephane Jordisch a small ship with a few just tolerant others might serve and Paris the city of lovers also seems to serve Paris cafe scene depicted on cover so I am not giving anything away promise Many forms of adult human love are waiting for acceptance May find it

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Ribbean the land where the Bong tree grows perhaps to research her illustrations as well as the settings costume details plants and fish native to the area Reader. Jan Brett s very finely illustrated version of the Lear poem but on rereading I was sorry that the illustrations for the runcible spoon and the ring at the end of his nose did not stand out Always a highlight and a point of discussion when reading the poem aloud to a child Lots of tropical fish and a tropical island Where does the bongtree grow


About the Author: Edward Lear

Edward Lear was an English artist illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks a form which he popularizedFor information please see



10 thoughts on “The Owl and the Pussycat

  1. says:

    The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense is a book of Edward Lear's eccentric and uniue comic verse published in 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of the author's birth It is lavishly illustrated with watercolour paintings by the

  2. says:

    This was a fun little nursery rhyme with beautiful artwork Jan does not use her famous panels on the side but we do see the Owl in

  3. says:

    When a story is short; I enjoy acuainting its authors artists and origin I had never heard of “The Owl And The Pussycat” nor of Edward Lea

  4. says:

    Jan Brett's very finely illustrated version of the Lear poem but on rereading I was sorry that the illustrations for the runcible spoon and the ring at the end of his nose did not stand out Always a highlight and

  5. says:

    I have no words for this book It's wierd and not at all what i expected And the stanza that goes something like this; oh what a lovely pussy you are say what? who would write that in a childrens book Not good not good

  6. says:

    We recently read Miss Smith Under the Ocean which references a lot of classic tales Our oldest was intrigued by the mention of the poem of The Owl and the Pussycat so I borrowed a couple of different picture book versions

  7. says:

    I've read several illustrated versions of the Owl and the Pussycat and hands down this one has the MOST GORGEOUS illustrations I've ev

  8. says:

    O lovely Pussy O Pussy my love What a beautiful Pussy you are You areYou areWhat a beautiful Pussy you are Edward Lear Ou

  9. says:

    For this poetry to still stand the test of time means people are still striving to find places to love safely The peagreen boat on the ocean was safe in the time of Edward Lear In the art of Stephane Jordisch a small ship with a few just tolerant others might serve and Paris the city of lovers also seems to serve Paris cafe scene depicted on cover so I am not giving anything away promise Many forms of adult human love

  10. says:

    The times I have read this book to my children and then my grandchildren are manyWell loved book for children that has given much enjoyment over the years Recommended

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