The Owl and the Pussy-Cat – Edward Lear, illustrated by Charlotte Voake


61rgnnf244l The Owl and the Pussy-Cat – Edward Lear, illustrated by Charlotte Voake,  Candlewick Press, (9780763690809), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  The classic Lear poem is newly illustrated with beautiful pen and ink watercolors by Charlotte Voake.  The luminescent illustrations in tones of green, yellow, pink and blue perfectly complement this lyrical story of love and marriage.  A forward by Julia Donaldson talks about her love for the works of Lear and her sequel The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat, which was also illustrated by Voake.  

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Hand this to readers who enjoy poetry.  Fans of the original poem will love the illustrations.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?   No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  1/25/17             

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