me in the apple tree, and the owl and the pussycat challenge

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When I was little I always liked finding a good place to read The Owl and the Pussy Cat out loud– usually the apple tree.


When I was little

maybe six or seven,

I would sit in our apple tree

reading The Owl and the Pussy Cat

to my sister’s





Now Julia Donaldson has written the further adventures of the owl and the pussycat in a story poem with beautiful illustrations by Charlotte Voake.

I have a copy of this book to give to a young poet who makes their own adventures for the owl and the pussy cat in a poem story. Think about all the tips I have given you on writing story poems. What kind of story will this be? Funny? Magical? Mysterious? Strange? Sad? Happy? Fascinating? Something else?


DEADLINE for your Story-Poem Challenge: Wednesday June 4th

Send to Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the Story-Poem challenge.

I will post my favourites and have a book prize for some poets.

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