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Friday, 28 November 2014

The Owl and the Pussy-cat & The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat Children's Books!

We were recently sent The Owl and the Pussy-cat & The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat Children's Books by Puffin.
 
 
Story time is a big part of Bethany's bedtime routine!
 
We were really excited to get stuck into these books, especially The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat as we love Julia Donaldson books!
 
The Owl and the Pussy-cat is a classic poem by Edward Lear that i'm sure all of you will know. This book has been beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced with a foreword by Julia Donaldson.
 
 
The book tells the story of the Owl and the Pussy-cat that sail away together in their beautiful pea green boat. It's a short poem, but with gorgeous illustrations it lends itself perfectly to the picture book format. We love the poem, and Bethany especially loved that it rhymed!
 
Julia Donaldson has written a sequel to the poem, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat which is also illustrated by Charlotte Voake.

 
This book also comes with a CD which contains readings of the story by Julia Donaldson, this add a little something extra to the story which Bethany loved. She enjoyed looking through the book whilst listening to the story being told on the CD.
 
The story picks up almost immediately from where Edward Lear left off. The Owl and the Pussy – cat have just married and are enjoying a lovely nap, during which their gold wedding ring is stolen. They embark on a journey through the Land of Lear in order to find it, armed with some jam, a honey roast ham and their trusty runcible spoon.
 
With flowing rhymes and colourful illustrations it is a lovely story for little ones, I highly recommend this as an addition to a child’s book collection.

You can see Julia reading an extract from the book below.

 
 
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Disclaimer: We were sent The Owl and Pussy-cat Books for the purpose of the review, but have received no other form of compensation to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Great books, we love them too :)

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