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The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
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Jan 30, 09

Read in December, 2008

I had never read this book before we read it to my son. It is an odd book.

Owls and pussycats together, in love and taking to water in a boat. Then there is this stanza:
"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

And then,
"They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows..."

where one expects they may meet Cheech and Chong, but no,
"...there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose..."
whatever a Piggy-wig is.

Edward Lear makes Lewis Carroll look straight edge. I'm not sure this should be read to 16 month olds.
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“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
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