kate5kiwis: Ratty-Tatty sniffed and sniffed...


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ratty-Tatty sniffed and sniffed...

Oh, how we l-o-v-e Joy Cowley.
We think she's one of NZ's best children's authors. She originally started writing childrens books in the 1960's when one of her sons had difficulty learning to read. Ah, kiwi-ingenuity at its best.
When I was teaching in the classroom, I l-o-v-e-d reading her book
Ratty-Tatty with the children.. and fifteen years later, she is still loved and adored in our home.

M4 and Daddy
looked at the trap.
They cried,
"That Ratty-Tatty is no good.
We would catch her if we could."

But they couldn't,
so they didn't.
Ratty-Tatty was too clever!


Blogger Silver Creek Mom said...

Sounds like a great book. I love childrens books, my favorite Chirldren's author is Robert Munch. Cute stories inspired by the kids themselves.


2:22 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

I found places where I can get these books here in the U.S.; I'll have to check them out!

9:16 AM  

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