Edward Lear, Louise Voce (illus)
Age 3-7 years
This is the classic Edward Lear rhyme playfully illustrated by Louise Voce.
It’s a must-read for all children, introducing them to the fantastical journey of Owl and Pussy Cat and their adventures along the way.
Share the story
This is a wonderful rhyme to read aloud, using different voices for the each character if you can. Encourage children to join in with the rhymes.
Rereading the rhyme will help children to enjoy it more and to know it well.
You can take it in turns to read a page or children can read the dialogue in different voices.
Talk about the book
Talking about the words and pictures together will increase children’s pleasure and enable them to understand unfamiliar vocabulary, such as ‘runcible spoon’. They can work out the meaning by looking closely at the illustration.
Watch a musical performance of the story from ‘Books Alive’