The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a box on the living room floor. They sailed away for a year and a day and these are the things that they saw… Join two curious children on a quirky adventure, loosely based on the classic Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat.
Title: The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat
Author: Coral Rumble
Illustrator: Charlotte Cooke
Release Date: 4th April 2017
Genre: Picture Book
Publisher: Wacky Bee Books
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If there was only a single word to sum up The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, then it would be “adorable”. It covers the adventure, how the story of Owl and Pussycat is told and the illustrations.
There might not be that many words in this book, but there is a lot of adventure. The narration is lyrical, for reading aloud it almost feels like it should be sung – but I can’t confirm that as I didn’t test this theory.
Charlotte Cooke’s illustrations work amazingly with the story and each page is its own treasure. There is so much to look at. Not only that but things that happen at the beginning have a continuation, such as the naughty seagull getting a ‘wanted poster’ a few pages later.
The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat is a fun treat, Coral Rumble words and Charlotte Cooke’s illustrations create an adventure you want to join.
I have worked as a poet and performer for many years and I’m proud to have my work featured in Favourite Poets (Hodder). I have three published poetry collections of my own and have contributed to more than 150 anthologies. I am also one of the writers of the popular Cbeebies programmes ‘Poetry Pie’ and ‘The Rhyme Rocket’. I have given workshops in some fairly unusual venues as well…the grandest of which being Buckingham Palace!
I was thrilled and proud when my picture book The Adventures of the Owl & the Pussycat was highly commended for the Macmillan Children’s Prize in 2010. Since then I have gone on to illustrate many other picture books and I enjoy making the occasional card too. When I’m not in my studio I’m usually outside running or playing referee to my two kids.
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