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Froggie Went A-Courting: An Old Tale with a New Twist

Priceman, Marjorie

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ISBN 10: 0316712272 / ISBN 13: 9780316712279
Published by Megan Tingley, 2000
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Froggie Went A-Courting: An Old Tale with a ...

Publisher: Megan Tingley

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Oversize hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Filled with bold illustrations, an upbeat, modern remake of the classic tale set in New York City now has a wedding dress from Chinatown, a many tiered wedding cake, a party atop the Statue of Liberty, and a wedding bash that shouldn't be missed! 30,000 first printing.

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"Froggie went a-courting, he did ride
A taxicab to the Upper West Side."

The 400-year-old Scottish folk song about the frowned-upon-yet-joyful marriage of a frog and a mouse is splashed with the lights of Times Square in Caldecott Honor artist Marjorie Priceman's clever take on "Froggie Went A-Courting." Where will the wedding party be? On top of the Statue of Liberty. Who will make the wedding gown? Ms. Dragonfly in Chinatown. Auntie Rat is against this amphibian-rodent marriage ("A slimy frog--he's not our kind!" she cried), but she can't stop the happy occasion. (The bold paintings explode with festive wedding-day color, bees, and jazzy melodies.) That's not to say that Ms. Rat herself can't be stopped, as a black-tailed feline guest shows up at the wedding and eats her. While this can't exactly be called a moral story ("Those who exhibit prejudice will be promptly eaten by a predator" just doesn't seem right), Priceman outdoes herself with these splashy, colorful, skewed-perspective glimpses of New York City. (Preschool to age 6) --Karin Snelson

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