I loved the imagery, you could relate to it even though the poem is 143 years old.
The pictures are bright and fun, Very attractive to young and old alike and bound to create more questions from the little ones as they enjoy the poem.
Did you ever wonder what happened to the Owl and the Pussy Cat after they were married and danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon?
Julia Donaldson did and now she has written a perfect follow on poem, in much the same style as Edward Lear. This book is also illustrated by Charlotte Yoake.
The book can also be purchased with a CD which contains the story read aloud by Julia Donaldson. She also sings the poem like a folk song on the CD.
I won’t give the story away but the ring gets stolen and the owl and the pussycat set out on a mission to retrieve it.
Julia Donaldson also introduces some more of Edward Lears characters from other poems such as the Pobble who has no toes and his Aunt Jobiska.
Here is a little introduction to the book by Julia Donaldson herself.
I was sent copies of both books for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
i love the idea of a follow up book (especially if its by Julia donaldson – she's fab). these look like a great pair of books. x
They are! We love Julia Donaldson even thought the girls are getting a little old, I don't think you ever get too old for amusing poetry.