My charity shop stomping grounds a sparse at the moment.. after my previous BIG HAUL I have now hit a lull... I looked in heaps last week and the only thing I came away with was a copy of The Owl & The Pussy Cat by Edward Lear (it also includes Calico Pie).
For 25p I thought this was a bargain. It's from 1988 and I love the illustrations. If anything, it looks like it's older than that illustration wise (not condition wise, because it's in excellent condition).
I'm a big fan of Edward Lear. I grew up reading his wacky limericks. I am often found quoting:
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!--
Two Owls and a Hen, four larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.
It sticks in my head and often when I have nothing else to think about, that comes out...
Who doesn't love The Owl & The Pussy Cat though? Do you know there's a restaurant in Bristol called The Runcible Spoon
? It's a co-operative as well, so I really want to go there sometime soon. I have a feeling that they have named that more to have a connection to The Good Life than Edward Lear though, as in one episode Tom tries to sell excess vegetables to a restaurant called The Runcible Spoon.. who knows, I'll ask them when I go..
I digress... I thought it was a lovely little book and Ethan is enjoying it very much! Linking up with Liz
of course for her fab linky :)
You are HILARIOUS! If you burst out in rhyme OUTLOUD quoting the Owl & The Pussy Cat, that would be a scene! LOL.ReplyDelete
Maybe next week you'll have more luck on your searches!
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
I have to recite the Owl and the Pussy Cat most nights to DD before she'll go to bed!! I love it.ReplyDelete
Really like the look of the illustrations. The Owl and the Pussy Cat was one of the readings at a wedding I went to recently ! xReplyDelete
Beautiful illustrations! Some times I am inclined to say that is was better before.ReplyDelete