Tag Archives: International Owl and Pussycat Day

Whoops! happy Birthday Mr Lear 209 years old – yesterday!

Whoops! My blog post scheduling didnt work so well – this birthday greeting should have gone out yesterday on May 12th, Edward Lear’s Birthday – so wishing you  Happy International Owl and Pussycat Yester-Day 2021

It hardly seems two years since 2019 celebrating the Owl and the Pussycat and Edward Lear at Falmouth Art Gallery’s quirky ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ 2019 summer exhibition.

Since then we have had a long uncertain year or more of lockdown when our zoos, musuems and galleries have been open and then closed on and off. Slolwy they are reopening again … 


My cabinet of Lear nonsense at Falmouth Art Gallery 2019 at their past Stuff and Nonsense! exhibition  

During the Lockdown 2020 year, the lovely Michael Rosen was very ill but has thankfully survived Covid. 

Some things to celebrate!

Blog posted by Mark Norris, Newquay Zoo Education Depertement, 12 May 2021

Happy 208th Birthday Edward Lear!

Happy 208th Birthday Edward Lear!

Here is the Bicentenary birthday Google Doodle again from 2012

lear12-hp google doodle

and for your birthday this year we give you the fabulous Michael Rosens’s 2007 Owl and Pussycat poem from the Guardian.

Michael Rosen

Happy Birthday Mr Lear (and get well soon Mr. Rosen!)

Lockdown Lear Limericks anyone? 

Lots of Home Learning ideas for introducing more nonsense and Lear-ning  into your home schooling:



Warning – do not attempt any sea journeys in a sieve!

Why not? There’s a Physics or Science lesson idea hidden in there somewhere, how to waterproof a sieve.

Blog posted by Mark Norris, May 12th, 2020