ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE MICE IN A PEAPOD BOAT]
(CONOVER, CHRIS)illus.

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE MICE IN A PEAPOD BOAT]

CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE MICE IN A PEAPOD BOAT] p. [2]. Offered here is the half page watercolor used opposite the full page picture of Froggie riding into town in a coach drawn by caterpillars and below the first 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 6" wide x 4". Two adorable little mice have just rescued a third mouse in a net and are rowing home from the lily pad in a boat made from a pea pod. Terrific. 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.

[Item #34335]

Price: $325.00