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The Owl and the Pussycat: And Other Nonsense Rhymes (Cover to Cover) Audio CD – Audiobook, 7 May 2002

4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Cover to Cover Cassettes Ltd (7 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855496933
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855496934
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 12.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 627,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Synopsis

This cassette of 13 Edward Lear rhymes includes: "The Owl and the Pussycat", "The Jumblies", "The Dong with the Luminous Nose" and "The Quangle Wangle's Hat". The rhymes appear in their complete and unabridged form.


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There are 15 nonsense rhymes altogether by Edward Lear from the 'Owl & the Pussycat' to 'The Two Old Bachelors' (my favourite). This was originally released on casstte in 1987. I am so glad that they've re-released it on CD. There's just one cd - 40 minutes long.
'Edward Lear is famous for his linguistic genius & peculiar brand of humour.'Alan Bennett just enhances this fab collaboration.

For everyone I think from babies to adults, I say babies too because the dulcet tones of Alan Bennett is very soothing & rhythmic ~ for kids, the nonsense rhymes get them hooked in, every now & again asking what a phrase means, & for adults the wry humour & silliness just makes you smile. We as a family certainly enjoy it, classic lit that does not go out of fashion. Great stuff....
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This is a great product for children and adults. The much loved nonsense rhymes of Edward Lear given the Alan Bennett treatment and the result is fantastic.
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I had this on tape as a child and bought it for my daughter because it claimed to be "cover to cover", it is not!
This disc has less than half of the book (which i also own), a few of the stories are missing, including the one about the children who travel the world which was half the reason for buying the disc, and there are only about 10 of his hundreds of limericks. A real disappointment for me but my daughter doesn't know what she missing so she's happy.
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By RR Waller TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 Sept. 2011
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Fifteen Edward Lear nonsense poems - 'Owl & the Pussycat', 'The Two Old Bachelors' and so on. All the favourites. A 1989 cassette in a new life. Lear may not be to everyone's taste but for those who like him, Alan Bennett just adds to the fun.

I bought it for my grandchildren who travel a lot in cars and a CD is ideal to while away the miles. I gather the reports have been favourable and I enjoyed it too. Growing old is compulsory; growing up, why bother?
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