The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Publisher: Puffin Books

Review

At the end of Edward Lear's much loved poem, the happily married Owl and the Pussy-cat are dancing hand-in-hand on the edge of the sand... but what happened next? Julia Donaldson teams up with illustrator Charlotte Voake to continue their story.

In this new installment of their adventures, Puss's ring is stole from the newlyweds, and the the pair must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade to find it. Their search takes them across the sea in a hot air balloon to the Chankly Bore, where they finally track down the thief.

Voake and Donaldson have created a charming tribute to Edward Lear in this delightful picture book, which is certain to please both children and nostalgic adults. Both text and illustrations are perfectly in keeping with Lear's original, and fans will enjoy spotting other familiar creations, such as the Pobble who has no toes, the Jumblies, and the Dong with the Luminous Nose.

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