Lorinda Bryan Cauley Owl and Pussycat

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Owl and Pussycat

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After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3 Cauley's pastels are a loving tribute to the 19th-Century humorist and complement the poem with a lyrical quality of their own. The illustrations are full-color, double-page, and since only a line (or less) of the verse is highlighted on each page, the artist has ample room to convey her unique version of the images called to mind by Lear's lilting verse. This she does to wonderful effect. Each page is a delight of detail and care. The "pea-green" of the boat is exactly that; the illustration of the proposal by pussycat to owl is especially alluringthe two stand hand in hand under a star-filled, moonlit sky, witnessed by a pair of jumping silver fish and gray-white gulls; the piggy, purveyor of the ring, is wonderfully drawn, as are all the animals. Each page is so carefully planned that readers are forced to pause to slowly examine the background details. This nonsense verse can certainly stand on its own, but Lear's audience will greatly increase among both children and appreciative adults with this spectacular rendition. There are other good versions still in printBarbara Cooney's (Atlantic, 1969; o.p.), Janet Steven's (Holiday, 1983) and Hilary Knight's (Macmillan, 1983). The first two books lack the warm humor and exquisite detail of Cauley's version. Knight's book, however, is a delight, and libraries should own both versions. Neither will disappoint. Barbara McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School Media Center, Severna Park, Md.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Lear's narrative poem has been popular for over 100 years, with good reason. The wonderful rhythm and nonsensical wordsruncible spoon, Piggy-wig, Bongtreemake this verse a joy for both the adult reading the book and the young listener. The owl and the pussycat "sailed away for a year and a day," declared their love for each other, decided to marry, landed on an island and, after the ceremony, "dined on mince and slices of quince," then "danced by the light of the moon." Cauley has illustrated many nursery tales with humor, attention to detail and glowing beautythis book is no exception. The shimmering waves reveal playful creatures of the ocean. On the island, the flora and fauna are abundant and brightly colored.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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