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2.0 étoiles sur 5James Marshall's pics, not Jan Brett's!24 septembre 2008
Par Leena Lintila - Publié sur Amazon.com
First of all, Amazon.com seems to have screwed up somehow and most of the reviews here are for "The Owl and the Pussycat" illustrated by Jan Brett which transfers this classic tale into a Caribbean setting bursting with colors. I collect versions of this poem so I have that book too and it is truly beautiful. But the one on this page was illustrated by James Marshall and according to the afterword by Maurice Sendak, this was some of his last work before his death. So please don't buy this one based on the reviews, this is not the Jan Brett book.
The pictures of this book are faithful enough to the story and whimsical, done in a little more cartoonish style than Jan Brett's realistic ones. They are full of subtle deadpan humor, especially if you look close enough and read between the lines. For example, what disturbs me greatly, the Pussycat changes colors in this book!!! First she is gray with stripes, then orange with stripes, then grey again, and once the Owl sings to a small guitar she turns white and remains white throughout the rest of the book. What is this??? Is this supposed to imply that the Owl ditched the original Cat for some other kitty while on board the beautiful pea green boat (which is a ship reminiscent of the Titanic, by the way)? Also, the Pussycat looks like a Tomcat in drag. Is this a deliberate allusion to Some Like It Hot? No wonder the Owl looks a little apprehensive in most pictures, rolling his eyes and probably thinking of ways to get out of this stew.
The poem, of course, is a classic... and the reason why I collect these books.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Wonderful!18 janvier 1999
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
I memorized this book in the first grade with the rest of the class and I thought it was great then, and now, 12 years later, I still think that it is wonderful! It's a must for young children. :-)
5.0 étoiles sur 5A favorite5 octobre 2013
Par Rose Woodruff - Publié sur Amazon.com
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We had the book and tape set when my kids were little. My grown daughter missed the song, so she searched and found it here. The book is read as a song with a Caribbean accent. It has a catchy beat. Although it came on cassette, she quickly ripped it to her IPhone!
5.0 étoiles sur 5Wonderful whimsey19 septembre 2013
Par Barbra M. Cubby - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Who would not be enchanted by the wacky, whimsical poetry--for grown-ups and children? The illustrations by James Marshall are a fitting tribute to him,
5.0 étoiles sur 5Creepy and Fantastic.24 juillet 2012
Par J. Blair - Publié sur Amazon.com
I got this as a joke when I was pregnant. The book consists of pictures of stuffed animals. The stuffed animals remind me of bad taxidermy. They are creepy in a funny way.
I read it to my baby and was surprised. She ignores most books, but LOVES this one. At 3 months she'll fuss to have it read 2 or 3 times in a row. She stares at the pictures and gets fully immersed in the imagery. She loves it do much we want more of the series!