The Owl And The Pussycat

The Owl And The Pussycat Edward Lear s popular poem is accompanied by Ian Beck s gloriously atmospheric illustrations full of humour and tenderness this is a thoroughly enchanting book

  • Title: The Owl And The Pussycat
  • Author: Edward Lear
  • ISBN: 9780552528191
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edward Lear s popular poem is accompanied by Ian Beck s gloriously atmospheric illustrations, full of humour and tenderness this is a thoroughly enchanting book.

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      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 popularized.For information, please see answers topic edward lear

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    • The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense is a book of Edward Lear's eccentric and unique comic verse, published in 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of the author's birth. It is lavishly illustrated with watercolour paintings by the Australian artist, Robert Ingpen. This is a happy combination, as Ingpen's depictions, based on Australian flora, seem to be a perfect fit for Lear's imagined Bong-tree Land. Edward Lear was one of 20 children. He suffered from epilepsy, and had a very unhappy chi [...]


    • 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 of this classic poem so she could hear the whole thing. This version has colorful mixed-media illustrations that are very expressive and abstract. It's very different from Jan Brett's illustrated version of the poem, and we enjoyed comparing the two books. Later on, we rea [...]


    • I read the version with the illustrations by Wendy Straw and yes, it is a children's book. Ricky Gervais spiked my interest when he quoted the line "In a beautiful pea-green boat:" referring to one of Karl Pilkington's ramblings that fuse reality with fantasy. It sounded to me like this story should be common knowledge. I looked up the book and author and decided I wanted to know more. As I am a fan of Spike Milligan I found that Edward Lear is right up my alley. The Owl And The Pussycat is a ro [...]


    • "O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are,You are,What a beautiful Pussy you are!" -Edward Lear"Our mother was a Pussycat,Our father was the Owl,So we are partly little beastsAnd partly little fowl . . . ." -Edward LearThe wording might be a bit dated but we must take into account that the lyrics were written in the 1800's. This classic is well worth reading.


    • I am not a fan of dressed up realistic-looking animals. Therefore, I liked this poem better when I first read it in a plain text format without any illustrations. Nonetheless, Jen Brett's illustrations are gorgeous, and I loved the side story she told in her artwork.


    • Okay dumb. I have a hard time imagining an owl and a pussycat getting married by a turkeywierd.I'm sure I'm reading way more into it. Yes, I know it's all "nonsense" but some nonsense I struggle with.Good illustrations though


    • 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


    • Wow. They're dressed way too fancy. She’s way taller than that owl! Looks ridiculous to see a cat walking on two legs.It says it’s a ‘beautiful pea-green boat’ but that’s a ship. Of course, I realized on the next page they called it a boat so it would rhyme with “note.”‘they took some honey, and plenty of money.’ Oh boy. Bad rhyming.Wow. Mice walking on two legs carrying luggage.This makes me wince: “O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, what a beautiful Pussy you are, you are!Yo [...]


    • 23 pagesI was supposed to pick out a Golden Book for a baby shower, the one with the oldest publication date wins a prize, so I stumbled across this book and I was so flustered by the title I put it down to think about. I was also turned off by the owl and “pussy” cat marriage I said to my sister how perverted that was and it put an image in my head that wasn’t pleasant. I always find interspecies mating to be perverse, no matter that these two only got married, it still put an image of th [...]


    • Jan Brett's Caribbean-inspired illustrations for the classic Edward Lear poem are teeming with life, and the effect is stunning. The colors, textures, and shapes are a visual treat. Each page also has a different pattern of "straw" border, adorned with a different tropical flower.The pictures overflow with detail, to the point where there's even a sub-story (pardon the pun) involving two yellow fish.I didn't give it the full 5 stars because the way the text is broken up across spreads makes it d [...]


    • There are many illustrated version of Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat -- some are so breathtakingly gorgeous but lack the silliness of this story, some are cartoony and have no depth, and some are so deep they tread some very disturbing waters -- so far, though, this is my favorite version.Jan Brett's illustrations, as always are colorful, well-rendered and quite lovely; and, as usual, somewhat jarring. That's what makes them so perfect for Edward Lear. Edward Lear's writings fall somewhe [...]


    • The Owl and the Pussycat is a classic nonsense poem by Edward Lear, and has long been one of my favourite books since I was a young child. There are many versions of the poem with different illustrations, but they are always beautiful to look at and really engaging for young readers. The poem is a love story between two anthropomorphic characters, the owl and the pussycat, and follows them as they get engaged and search for a ring. We meet various other silly characters throughout the poem, and [...]


    • ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ is the much loved children’s classic written by Edward Lear and the version I found in my library contains updated illustrations by Louise Voce. It follows the whimsical journey of the eponymous duo as they set to sea, get engaged and search for a ring.The nonsense poetry has some lovely lines although some of the language has certainly dated and could be considered a tad risqué these days (“Oh lovely pussy” etc) however its main audience is unlikely to be [...]


    • "The Owl and the Pussycat" is a classic poem written by Edward Leer that was first published in the 19th century. This book, illustrated by Anne Wilson presents the love story of two unlikely lovers in a charming and whimsical way. Combining several different techniques, her use of brilliant colors, creative lines and surrealistic images carries the reader into a wonderful make-believe world by means of a beautiful pea-green boat. The author use of rhyming couplets, simple rhythm, and patterned [...]


    • It's impossible to tell here, but the specific edition I'm reviewing is The Owl & the Pussy-Cat & Other Nonsense by Edward Lear, with illustrations by Owen Wood (1978, Viking Press). It includes eight short verses by Lear in addition to TO&tPC. Wood's intricate illustrations are gorgeous, and invite return visits, as I have done many a time over the years. This was one of the books that my parents kept on their shelves, and I'm glad they did - it survived where some of our other chil [...]


    • I recall the first time I saw a runcible spoon and nearly fainted with nostalgia, remembering my mother's reading of this to me from MY BOOK HOUSE. Thanks again, Mom.


    • As the reviews pertain to various editions I wanted to note that I read the utterly gorgeous edition with illustrations by Jan Brett.


    • I should probably start a shelf called Children's Books That Are Not Good for Children. This is one of those books I would ut on that shelf. I find Lear's rhymes to be very strange. These have a very nice sound to them but I think they are inaccessible. I remember feeling the same way about Alice In Wonderland as a child. But I suppose different children feel differently so it would be better to expose them to things and let them make their own decisions. As an adult I enjoy the oddity. Dale Max [...]


    • Edward Lear's classic rhyme comes to sparking life in Jan Brett's lively and original interpretation. It opens with a charming scene with Pussycat's parents looking on fondly, while Owl kneels before her, she regarding him with an enigmatic look. The courtship proceeds over glassy seas with idyllic views above and below water, and even children who are romantic nature of the story will wish they could visit "the place where the bong-tree grows."Brett's illustrations are lush, vibrant, and rich i [...]


    • So, I bought this at a used bookstore, because the pictures were absolutely beautiful. I suppose this is why I should learn to prescreen the books I buy my daughter. When reading this one, neither me nor my daughter were very impressed. I almost put it down to start a new one, because of how squirrely she started to get (she's two) but I finished it. It's not a horrible book, but it's just a meh one. I'm happy I didn't buy it new. Though I make a point to only buy books I have previously read wh [...]


    • I had never read this book before we read it to my son. It is an odd book.Owls and pussycats together, in love and taking to water in a boat. Then there is this stanza:"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,What a beautiful Pussy you are,You are,You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!"And then,"They sailed away, for a year and a day,To the land where the bong-tree grows"where one expects they may meet Cheech and Chong, but no,"ere in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,With a ring at the end of his nose"whateve [...]


    • This book is about an owl and a cat who are in love and they go on a journey together across the sea to get married. This book would be great for teaching poetry and different styles of writing. I personally love this book because I read it when I was in kindergarten to a group of students at my school. We had a program "read to succeed" and I had my picture in the newspaper reading to children older than me.


    • A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind. And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?


    • It was ok, but I didn't liked it that much. I mean, how can an owl and a cat be married? I know it's supposed to be fictional and all, but I think it's just absurd. Sorry. I guess, am not artistic or creative enough.


    • I love this poem. What I love even more in this particular book, are the illustrations. I've read this to both of my children, over and over and over. An all time classic and just gorgeous pictures.


    • I'm giving this one three stars, but mostly because of the huge wow factor. The illustrations are so vivid and the poem so surreal, that the first thing that came to mind is a LSD trip. The kids seem to love it though.


    • I own this copy. I bought it for myself and read it to kids at school. My own were too old to enjoy it They preferred more rousing tales. The illustrations in this are glorious, and each page and part of the rhyme has something unlikely to look for. A treasure!



    • I had never read this book prior to reading it to my 2 and half year old daughter and I wish I had. This book was so weird and I felt almost kind of inappropriate with the word choices.



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