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“The Owl and the Pussy–cat”

"The Owl and the Pussy-cat"

‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went away
In a beautiful pea-green car.
At a nearby inn they had some gin
And a pound of caviar.
The Owl looked up to the stars above
And sang to a small guitar,
“Oh lovely Pussy! Oh Pussy my love!”
“What a beautiful Pussy you are,
“You are,
“What a beautiful Pussy you are!”.’


Babette Cole
The Owl and the Pussy-cat
pencil and gouache
signed and dated 1997
Image size: 26.5 by 40 cm

This work is reproduced across pages 54 and 55 of The Roald Dahl Treasury to illustrate the first publication of Roald Dahl’s version of ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat.’

£400-600