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 Caribbean 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 Readers 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 [Edward Lear] Æ Owl and the Pussycat [writing PDF] Ebook Epub Download ↠´ PoemAgesTo 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 knowAs I am a fan of Spike Milligan I found that Edward Lear is right up my alley The Owl and the Pussycat is a romantic nonsense poem that I found funny and the little one found engaging The illustrations done by Wendy Straw are comically beautiful. I will definitely be readingof Edward Lear s work. 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 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 ofThe 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 read Hilary Knight s interesting take on the story, too. Overall, this classic poem has been illustrated by several different people and we enjoyed reading three of the different versions. × Owl and the Pussycat Ç O lovely Pussy O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are,You are,What a beautiful Pussy you areEdward LearOur mother was a Pussycat,Our father was the Owl,So we are partly little beastsAnd partly little fowlEdward 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. And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon The nonsense part must be largely related to the fact that the entire story is about a marriage taking place. A decent poem, but I prefer this one even though I would read The guy with to kids , so the rating is mostly based on Brett s magnificent illustrations Feb 16, 19 Maybe later on my blog. 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 wayinto it Yes, I know it s all nonsense but some nonsense I struggle with. Good illustrations though When a story is short I enjoy acquainting 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 quite 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 Berg. The 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 Two lovers, a boat pea green, no less , a guitar and a serenade A voyage of a year and a day, and a pig with a ring in his nose My four and a half year old and I read The Owl and the Pussycat together, and while I don t know how much of the nonsense verse was truly appreciated by the younger of the two readers, both of us enjoyed this book a lot Edward Lear s poem is nutty and delightful, but evenenjoyable than the mere poem are Jan Brett s absolutely gorgeous illustrations, each page a riot of colours and brilliant detail We exulted over the Pussycat s outfit, the multicoloured stripes of the skirt, the lace frills of the bodice, and the necklaces she wore The vibrant, wonderful fruit they carried in their boat The marine life that swam all around, the hanging fruit of the bong tree The very practical slippers the pig wore. Classic You can see why this is so well loved.
About The Author
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