Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?

  • Title: Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?
  • Author: Dan Bar-el Rae Mate
  • ISBN: 9781897476468
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pussycat Pussycat Where Have You Been In the classic nursery rhyme Pussycat Pussycat the Pussycat travels to London to visit the Queen But where else does the Pussycat go Dan Bar el s vivid dreamy text tells the rest of the Pussycat s
    In the classic nursery rhyme, Pussycat, Pussycat, the Pussycat travels to London to visit the Queen But where else does the Pussycat go Dan Bar el s vivid, dreamy text tells the rest of the Pussycat s adventures, from France where he sails down the Seine, to far North where he sees pods of grey whales, and the sands of Egypt where he charts the stars and visits the pyraIn the classic nursery rhyme, Pussycat, Pussycat, the Pussycat travels to London to visit the Queen But where else does the Pussycat go Dan Bar el s vivid, dreamy text tells the rest of the Pussycat s adventures, from France where he sails down the Seine, to far North where he sees pods of grey whales, and the sands of Egypt where he charts the stars and visits the pyramids Each trip takes readers to far flung, magical places of the world, but also deeper into the Pussycat s heart, as we learn what he wishes for, what stops his sorrow, where he hides when he is scared, and what happens if he gets lost.Rae Mate s gorgeous oil paintings illuminate the emotion of the story, a perfect tale to comfort and soothe, as well as spark imaginations.

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    About Dan Bar-el Rae Mate


    1. Dan Bar el is an award winning children s author, educator and storyteller His writing includes both chapter books, picture books, and recently, a graphic novel For the past twenty three years, Dan has been working with children ages 3 to 13 He s been a school age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama and a creative writing teacher He s developed a multitude of creative activities for children including movie making and a radio show involving school age childcare centres across Vancouver As a preschool teacher, Dan created Stories in Our Own Words, a program for 3 4 year olds based on the ideas of famed educator and author, Vivian Gussin Paley that fostered the development of the children s own stories by recording them and then acting them as a group.In the past, Dan trained and worked professionally as an actor, has written for theatre, as well as written and performed comedy across Canada These days, when not writing or teaching writing to children through the organization CWC, Dan merrily travels around the country visiting many schools and libraries.Hiking and travelling are two of his passions In 2004, he completed the 800 km pilgrimage walk to Santiago de Compostella in Spain, and recently, he did the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu in Peru Cooking, baking and eating the results of said efforts are some of his others pursuits Dan lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife, artist and goldsmith, Dominique Br chault, and Sasha, the most adorable cat in the known universe.


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    1. Full review at perogiesandgyoza/2012/Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? is a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.Dan Bar-el takes the familiar nursery rhyme about the pussycat and extends it far beyond Buckingham Palace. A girl is entertained by the pet she loves, who re-enacts his travels around the world. The kitty uses rhyme to tell her about the people and animals he encountered in Northern Africa, Europe, and the far north. He doesn't hide his emotions either, and both [...]

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    2. I confess, I really, really, really hate badly scanning poetry that tries too hard. The book has a cute and what I thought would be an engaging conceit of a pussycat traveling the world with the text based on the question and answer rhyme "pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?". But try as I might, the book lost me from the first page.I stumbled over the altered text from the familiar rhyme. Why change "to visit the Queen" to "to see the Queen"? Why change "I frightened a little mouse under a [...]

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    3. I had the good fortune to be on the road with the illustrator of this gorgeous book this spring. We travelled with the BC Book Prize tour on the Peace country leg. This story immediately took my breath away. Rae Mate, the illustrator, calls it the hero's journey and a love story. It struck me that way, too. Though it's a children's book, I responded to it as an adult. It has a spiritual depth that reminds me of classics like Goodnight Moon and even the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. I plan to fin [...]

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    4. In this version of an old nursery rhyme, Pussycat doesn’t stop with visiting the Queen in London. He travels to many exotic locations and sees many amazing sites.“Pussycat, Pussycat,What seas did you course?The frozen cold water That lies to the North.Pussycat, Pussycat,What did you see?Pods of gray whalesSwimming so free.”

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    5. One of my favorite rhymes as a kid, expanded and made into a picture book.

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    6. Gorgeous illustrations, although I agree the rhyming isn't great.

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