Froggy Went A-Courtin' (Hardcover)
Candlewick, 9780763623067, 32pp.
Publication Date: December 16, 2004
The popular romantic ballad has been freshly translated into a lyrical text and illustrated with the delicate art of Gillian Tyler.
Froggy went a-courtin' and he did ride,
Sword and pistol by his side.
He rode up to Miss Mousie's door,
Where he had often been before.
For four hundred years, young listeners have raptly followed the adventures of Froggy as he woos his true love, Miss Mouse, and prepares for the wedding to follow. Now a new generation of children is invited to the nuptials, where they'll meet Uncle Rat, a turtledove who brings her love, a bumblebee, a nimble flea, and all the others who gather to celebrate the most musical of marriages. In this beautiful presentation, metallic gold type sets off wispy, finely detailed illustrations by acclaimed artist Gillian Tyler. "And if you want any more, you can sing it yourself! Um-hum! Um-hum!"