Classic Verse and Rhyme by Eric Kincaid
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat are just two of the well-known characters which Eric Kincaid has chosen to guide young people on a voyage of poetic discovery in this beautiful collection.
Its a journey to carry their imagination into a myriad of enchanting worlds; some familiar, others excitingly fresh and unknown. With the turn of every page, a different view opens up, from the sparkling skyline in such nursery classics as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star to Wordsworths daffodil-strewn English Lake District and the lost lands of Eldorado.
Travel to the end of the rainbow, soar with eagles, fly to the moon, shiver with old Jack Frost, delight in the animal kingdom, tremble in the underworld, dance with fairies at the bottom of the garden or watch the seasons change with poetry there are no bounds to how far the young eye can see, and Eric Kincaids marvellous illustrations ensure the view is both clear and pleasing.
So where did the Owl and the Pussy-Cat go? They sailed away for a year and a day To the land where the Bong-Tree grows Join them, and hundreds of other bewitching characters, on a spellbinding journey into the magical land of rhyme and verse.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
The Nursery Rhymes Collections contain a total of children's songs. Each double CD album showcases the highest quality children's music ever recorded with a total playing time in excess of 10 hours! The Owl and the Pussycat Went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy! O let us be married, Too long we have tarried; But what shall we do for a ring? And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand they danced by The light of the moon, the moon, the moon, They danced by the light of the moon. This wonderful ballad was written by Edward Lear and put into music by Victor Hely-Hutchinson, so it is one of the few nursery rhymes with a known author.
Lear wrote the poem for a three-year-old girl, Janet Symonds, the daughter of Lear's friend poet John Addington Symonds and his wife Catherine Symonds. The term " runcible ", used for the phrase "runcible spoon", was invented for the poem. The Owl and the Pussycat set out to sea in a pea green boat with honey and "plenty of money" wrapped in a five-pound note. The Owl serenades the Pussycat while gazing at the stars and strumming on a small guitar. The Owl describes the Pussycat as beautiful. The Pussycat responds by describing the Owl as an "elegant fowl" and compliments the bird's singing. The Pussycat urges that they marry; however, they do not have a ring.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. What a beautiful Pussy you are! Derstine Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl, How charmingly sweet you sing! The Owl and the Pussycat - - by Edward Lear. Send eMail to Bedtime-Story. Contemporary Illustrator: Donna L.