Book review: The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat
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- Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 09:00
- Last Updated on 01 September 2013
- Monica Costa
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On 29th August 2013 I had the honour to attend the launch party for the new book by Puffin ‘The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat’ by Julia Donaldson.
Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear’s favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond…
Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, promises to be as important and successful as the original.
The Edward Lear’s original tale in rhymes has been taken to another level! I would dare say that the ‘Further Adventures’ is even better than the original story.
And take a look how this story should be ‘told’ in this exclusive video showing Julia and her husband performing the poem in a very original way – a true lesson for every parent.
I bet this book will be high up in the list of the top 10 books being sold this Christmas 🙂
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums