The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat by Julia Donaldson and Charlotte Voake, Silver Buttons by Bob Graham, The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts by Emily GravettThe Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Charlotte Voake (Puffin, £10.99)For well over 100 years, the Owl and the Pussy-cat have been dancing hand in hand on the edge of the sand by the light of the moon, the moon. But now at last they are off on a new adventure, shaped by Julia Donaldson, although very much in the manner of Edward Lear’s original. Here the bong-trees provide poor shelter and the ring bought from the pig for one shilling is unceremoniously stolen from the newlyweds by a passing crow as they sleep off the wedding.So the Owl and the Pussy-cat set off in new transport, but with the trusty runcible spoon, to find the crow and retrieve the ring. They visit the Chankly Bore and meet the Pobble who has no toes before returning home to a delicious looking hot dinner in the company of the Dong with the luminous nose. …read more

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