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Happy 204th birthday Edward Lear!

What nonsense and bosh to mark Edward Lear’s 204th birthday!

Edward Lear bicentenary 2012 logo

Edward Lear bicentenary 2012 logo

Three ways to celebrate this year’s International Owl and Pussycat Day 2016 to mark Edward Lear’s birthday on 12 May.

Owlpussycat

 

  1. You could read the famous and favourite poem in whatever language you choose!

You can find the original poem at www.nonsenselit.org

http://www.nonsenselit.org/Lear/ns/pussy.html

https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/the-owl-and-the-pussycat-poem-in-translation-over-100-world-languages/

2. You could sort back here through years of occasional blogposts for lots of ideas for celebrating or teaching nonsense!

https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2011/12/

https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/edward-lear-the-owl-and-the-pussycat-a-life-and-death-in-stamps/

lear stamps

Lear 1990 centenary stamps from our Darwin 200 sister blog site https://darwin200stampzoo.wordpress.com/

https://darwin200stampzoo.wordpress.com/

https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/happy-203rd-birthday-mr-lear-its-international-owl-and-pussycat-day-again/

3. You could buy something nonsensical and joyous like these “puppetry training aids” that  I found in crazy and colourful Danish store Tiger   emerging online and across UK high streets:

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Only a £1 or 2  for these puppetry teaching aids at Tiger

And some suitable puppetry training nonsense ideas to use these wiggly eye rings (this sounds better in Danish):

https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/puppets-poems-owls-pussycats-and-wedding-presents-more-ideas-for-celebrating-international-owl-and-pussycat-day/

Celebrate wildlife however weird, wacky or fantastical.

Enjoy!

Posted by Mark Norris on International Owl and Pussycat Day 2016