- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; 1st ed. US edition (December 16, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763623067
- ISBN-13: 978-0763623067
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.3 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,551,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Froggy Went A-Courtin' Hardcover – December 16, 2004
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3 - Tyler's elegantly illustrated version of a popular song contains many traditional verses and a few new ones. The text is divided into five sections, the titles of which appear in hand-written script: "The Courtship," "The Proposal," "The Wedding," "The Guests," and "The Honeymoon." The story begins with Froggy riding off to court Miss Mousie. After getting the approval of her Uncle Rat, a wedding is planned. Guests at the festive affair run the gamut from a white moth to a garter snake to a nimble flea. When the ceremony comes to a swift end with the arrival of an old tomcat, the tale concludes with a trip to France "And that's the end of this romance." A brief introduction to the song is provided along with directions on how to interject "Um-hum! Um-hum!" if readers decide to sing it, and the title page shows three lines of music as an aid. All of the text is printed in gold ink, which adds to the graceful blend of words and pictures. The watercolor-and-ink illustrations have a Tasha Tudoresque look to them with their extremely fine details and old-fashioned mood. A welcome adaptation of this classic tune. - Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
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PreS-Gr. 2. Perhaps because Langstaff and Rojankovsky's Caldecott-winning Frog Went a-Courtin' (1955) casts such a long shadow, the intervening years have seen few versions of the centuries-old Appalachian ballad. Tyler's watercolor-and-ink illustrations in blushing pastels are a bold departure from Rojankovsky's carnival colors and broad humor. Adults who haven't heard the song in a while may not find the hand-drawn bars of music on the title page sufficient to lead a group of children. The visuals, though, may be most effective without the distractions of a singing, humming crowd. The design suggests a wedding album, a resemblance enhanced by the division of the song into "chapters" that are tastefully titled in shimmering gold script ("The Courtship," "The Proposal," "The Wedding"). Children will want time to examine all the delicate details, from Miss Mouse's demure, empire-waist wedding gown to the primly attired bugs in the bridal party. A dainty picture book that is a natural for Valentine's Day story hours, perhaps alongside Alison Jackson's The Ballad of Valentine (2003). Jennifer Mattson
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Read on October 28, 2012
The illustrations are really beautiful in this book, much better than a random Scholastic version I found of the same ballad in the used bookstore. I'll end up buying this one for the illustrations and learn to like the ballad. Too bad it's not currently available... I guess I'll have to check back again.