Edward Lear & Valorie Fisher
Atheneum, 2004 (2004)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
've always loved Edward Lear's nonsense verses, and the deadpan humor in Valorie Fisher's illustrations only add to the appeal - definitions of unusual or longer words, like '
' or '
', are cleverly incorporated into the pictures.
ere's one that tickles my fancy ... '
There was an old person of Wilts, / Who constantly walked upon stilts; / He wreathed them with lilies, and daffy-down-dillies, / That elegant person of Wilts.
' I also like the '
old man of Dumbree, / Who taught little owls to drink tea
' (the mind boggles, which is of course Lear's intent).
t the back of the book is a bio and a map of '
The World of Edward Lear
' (also famed for his drawings and for
The Owl and the Pussycat
is one of those children's books that both kids and adults can enjoy, in different ways.
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