The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

What is a runcible spoon? Well, it appears in the wonderful nonsense poem written in 1871 by Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat. Voted the nation’s most beloved children’s poem in 2014 (The Guardian), it highlights how traditional stories and rhymes are still being passed down from one generation to the next.
We recommend reading this aloud and the rhythm of the poem, together with the lyrics, make this an ideal poem to spark a child’s imagination.

We have just published a great set of pages including the whole of the poem, a comprehension on the poem and some fantastic ideas for children to write their own version of the poem. Not all children find poetry writing easy but this is fun way to ensure success.
(We’ll leave it up to you to decide what a runcible spoon is!)

Whilst on the subject of poems and rhymes, we have also just published in our Nursery Rhymes category, four very simple sets of comprehensions on the rhymes:

Oranges and Lemons
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Ring a Ring o’Roses
London Bridge is Falling Down

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