Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Further Adventures of The Owl and The Pussycat by Julia Donaldson & Charlotte Voake - Review




So I've been super lucky this week and along side the new publication of the owl and the pussy cat I am also reviewing The Further Adventures of The Owl and The Pussycat by Julia Donaldson.

This book again is beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake who brings the story and it's characters to life.


I'll let the pictures do the talking....






 Julia continues where Lear's poem leaves off, in a mix of her own charming style that has been so successful and Edward Lear's original poetic techniques. She introduces characters and places from Lear's other work's into her story. I think this is a lovely idea, although if anything, I would say as an adult reading this book it helps if you are familiar with Edward Lear and his works, otherwise you might feel she is introducing too much nonsense. From a view of a child who the book is actually aimed at I'm sure the more nonsense the better and other Lear devotee's I'm sure would approve too.

The book has been well received, being shortlisted for both the spec savers national book awards and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal. It has an RRP of £7.99 but can also be found at the cheaper price of £5.99 at the Book Depository.

We received a paperback copy of the book complete with the CD. My 3 year old has a bit of a thing about CD's that come with books so she had this straight on and plonked herself on my knee to listen and read* along. The CD, in which the story is narrated by Julia herself, does go at quite a fast pace so to enjoy the pictures it's best read by an adult (or the child themselves if at reading age). However it's a great addition along side the book and expands the experience and enjoyment of the book.


Reading along with the CD for a second time.





This book, along side The Owl and The Pussycat, would make a lovely Christmas gift and for those of you lucky people reading who have joined me on my new blogging journey, I have a set to give away here.



Family Fever



*read through viewing the pictures 
** This is not a sponsored post and all views are my own. I was however given a copy of the book to review by The Bigshot. 

13 comments:

  1. Awesome review! My 3 grandkids would love this book. Sweet!

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  2. Love the idea of this! My kids like The Owl and the Pussycat poem, so they would really enjoy finding out what happened next! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. Thank you for hosting it, it's a great link up :) and thanks for reading. I'm running a competition to win both books if you would like to enter I've just updated and put the link on bottom of this post xx

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  3. Looks like another fantastic book by Julia Donaldson x #TriedTested

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    1. It is a lovely book! Thanks for popping over Sharon :)

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  4. Aww! What a lovely book....The illustrations are just gorgeous!

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    1. They are aren't they! You can win it over on my competition post if you'd like to enter. Thanks for commenting Kim xx

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  5. Looks wonderful, we would love that book here #TriedTested

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    1. Thanks for popping over and commenting Mary :) xx

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  6. That looks a great take on a classic. Popping by from Tried and Tested

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    1. Thanks for popping by and commenting :)

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  7. Lovely book! My kids love Julia Donaldson books. #triedtested

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