Hilary Knight's the Owl and the Pussy-Cat: Based on the Poem by Edward Lear
The irresistible blend of romance and nonsense in Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-cat" has made it a classic enjoyed by generations of young listeners. Now celebrated artist Hilary Knight wraps Lear's beloved verse in a richly imagined fantasy where two young listeners find themselves magically transformed and transported to the land where the Bong-tree grows.
The illustrations really won me over! The book is a 'retelling' of the classic song. The lyrics haven't changed, but the illustrations tell a wonderful dual story!
Look closely, and you can see how the characters mimic each other visually! Fantastic!
Also, sheet music and lyrics for the song are included.
Definitely stellar for what it's meant to be!! :D
Turning this poem into a part of a story about two children and their imaginative play, or fantasy land, however the reader wants to interpret it, makes it so much fun, and less weird. Frankly, it is a bit of a strange poem when it’s put out there on...more
The illustrations were nice, but didn't come close to the level of those in Hillary Knight's Cinderella.
The best part of this book were all of the signs for the "Land of Bong," and the idea of drinking the "bong nectar" with all of the animals on the beachfront property in the land of bong. ;)
Born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, in 1926. Childhood spent on Long I...more