Wednesday 26 August 2009

Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand...

It's amazing what you can find while doing the weekly shop these days.
Yet another owl top for A...
...complete with an irresistable cat toy.

The Owl and the Pussycat is a favourite poem. I attempted to recite it to A, but started getting a little muddled by the time I reached the piggywig so I had to go and look it up. I'd bought The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems a while ago. It was intended as a future gift for A but I think I'll just keep it as a family book. The illustrations by Jackie Morris are outstanding. It's truly a gorgeous book.

Here are a few more images from the book.

Not only is it a joy to look at but the selection of poems "create an exquisite collection that traces our journey through life from birth to old age. Along the way, the works of some of the finest poets in the English language celebrate all kinds of human experience: the wide-eyed wonder and adventure of childhood, the magnificence of the natural world and the animal kingdom, the mystery of love and the tragedy of war."

I finish with a couple of photos of N sporting his new hat, as promised.


Pomona said...

Such a sweet little face! The poetry book looks wonderful - I can see at least one of my favourites there, and the illustrations are beautiful. I do love Barefoot books, they are really special.

Pomona x

rockinloubylou said...

A boy with such innate style that he can wear a bunnet like that and still look cute.

...Nina Nixon... said...

Aaawwwww, such a cutie - and looking like such a little pixie.

Love the t-shirt, what a great find and the illustrations in that book are fantastic.

Have a lovely day,

Nina x


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