The Owl and the Pussy Cat and Other Nonsense Poems by Edward Lear - Edward Lear, Michael Hague
**Reviewing edition selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.

This book looked appealing for two reasons. First, I'm a big fan of Hague's illustrations elsewhere (Kate Culhane, The Reluctant Dragon). Second, I fell utterly in love with The Owl and the Pussy Cat via Hilary Knight's the Owl and the Pussy-Cat. And so I thought it would be a nice idea to explore Lear's other poems along with some nice artwork.

Well, the artwork IS nice! No disputing that. But, I'm afraid I'm just not that excited about Lear's other poetry. Also it seems that Hilary Knight's stellar book has ruined all other visual interpretations of The Owl and the Pussy Cat for me.

Recommended for fans of Edward Lear or for anyone seeking lavishly illustrated poetry books.