CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING. Offered here are 2 finished watercolors used as the title page and frontispiece illustrations of Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986, reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.' The pieces are drawn on a single piece of artist board that can be separated and framed individually. The frontis measures 7" wide x 9" high, signed. Admiral Frog in a tri-cornered hat and with a walking stick is striding down the gang plank of an old boat while his wife and two little froggie children look on. A frog ship's mate stands in the lookout. The piece on the right has a very beautiful coach that will be pulled by 3 catarpillars that are currently housed in their stall. (In the book itself, the printed information was inserted above the coach which is just blue sky in the piece itself). Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers many books.