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The Owl and the PussycatEdward Lear's nonsense poem about two unlikely sweethearts and the PDF #180 an elegant owl and a beautiful cat The Owl MOBI #207 has found a perfect match in artist Jan Brett She t 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 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 childhood as an unwanted member of the family He was largely brought up by an elder sister who encouraged him to develop his artistic talent Interestingly Sarah another sister of his was also a talented artist and writer though she is largely forgotten now This edition of the book is dedicated to her memory It includes seven of Edward Lear's most popular poems The Owl and the PussycatThe JumbliesThe Dong with a Luminous NoseThe New VestmentsThe Duck and the KangarooCalico Pie and How Pleasant to Know Mr LearIt is perfectly possible to read Lear's verse in a standard collection of poetry as words on the page without the aid of pictures Perhaps this is how most of us remember reading him in childhood Or perhaps you may remember them being read aloud as hearing them aloud benefits the language enormously I would defy anyone not to hear them in their head as they read But there is another consideration with this particular bookFor those adults and some children who find Lear's eccentric descriptions all but impossible to visualise these illustrations are not only very attractive but also a great help with interpretation Lear's sing song language is easy and repetitive the sound of his verse and his imagery will delight young children yet his ideas are sometimes so ludicrous as to be unimaginable Can you see a runcible spoon in your mind's eye Or The Dong with a Luminous Nose I couldn't even though in this case Lear gives a detailed description of him until I looked at the illustrations Far and few far and fewAre the lands where the Jumblies live;Their heads are green and their hands are blueAnd they went to sea in a SieveWe first hear this refrain in The Jumblies and it is then echoed in The Dong with a Luminous Nose a poignant and mournful verse Sad though it is it is probably my personal favourite Perhaps though it is as well that it is followed by The New Vestments; such a silly piece of nonsense that it makes the reader laugh out loud And small children will love the rude and funny picture in this book How Pleasant to Know Mr LearWho has written such volumes of stuffSome think him ill tempered and ueerBut a few think him pleasant enoughSo where on earth did he get his odd ideas What made him juxtapose such ridiculous items to make a or less coherent whole The answer seem to be that in common with many comedians throughout history he was trying to escape his own unhappiness He started out as a draughtsman for the Zoological Society of London making drawings of rare birds and animals Some of his beautiful bird paintings from this time are included in the books He entertained his employer's children with his drawings and invented nonsense rhymes to which they showed uproarious delight and welcome at the appearance of every new absurdity Imagine how welcome such approval must have been to a young man who had sadly experienced little of this in his life to date He went on to travel throughout Europe writing and illustrating guides to various places and these came to the attention of ueen Victoria She was so impressed that she promptly employed Edward Lear as her drawing master In 1870 he published his most famous poem The Owl and the Pussycat with which he found his perfect niche To the end of his days he commented on the world around him in a nonsensical style referr

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PDF Æ BOOK The Owl and the Pussycat ô HELPYOUANTIB ☆ [PDF / Epub] ☂ The Owl and the Pussycat Author Edward Lear – Helpyouantib.co.uk 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 Caribbean the laRaveled to the Caribbean the land Owl and the PDF #10003 where the Bong tree grows perhaps to research her illustrations as well as the settings costume details plants and fish nat 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 read Hilary Knight's interesting take on the story tooOverall this classic poem has been illustrated by several different people and we enjoyed reading three of the different versions

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Ive 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 poem Ages t I've read several illustrated versions of the Owl and the Pussycat and hands down this one has the MOST GORGEOUS illustrations I've ever seen My only complaint about this book is that it wasn't bigger because the illustrations really do merit closer study the dimensions of this book are relatively small the pages are not paper but cardboard so this is a book designed to stand up to wear and tear from smaller kids and these kinds of books usually tend to be smaller length and width wise for easier handling by smaller handsThere is not one single page that does not have beautiful illustrations The feathers on the owl are individually drawn and the cat looks too adorable in her dress The poem itself might be silly but the illustrations really do bring the words to life