ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [MISS MOUSIE DRESSES FOR WEDDING
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [MISS MOUSIE DRESSES FOR WEDDING

CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [MISS MOUSIE DRESSES FOR WEDDING p. [9]]. Offered here is the full page watercolor used opposite the third page of verse in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 7" wide x 9 1/4", signed. Miss Mousie is looking at her refelction in the mirror. She's wearing an elaborate wedding dress being altered by rabbits. Froggie sits behind a screen having some ice-cream. Absolutely beautiful. 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 so many modern children's books.

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Price: $1,200.00