Friday, 10 June 2011

The owl and the pussy-cat

We are reading "Owl Moon", this week, along with a couple of other owl books and to fit in with the theme, we read "The Owl and the pussy-cat" by Edward Lear. We made some card models, using a piece of cardboard as a base, to illustrate the poem. Miss Belle and Middle Son both enjoyed this activity.

Thank you to Catherine at Sunhats and Wellie boots for sparking the idea with her owl puppets and choice of owl books.

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.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will".
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
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.

 


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4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what great puppet play! I love the owl with the guitar - gorgeous! Will be sharing this on my facebook page! :)

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  2. I loved this! That was my favourite poem when I was five or six years old and I memorised it for a class. ;-)

    Thanks for the memories!

    Love,
    Beth Fisher

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