CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FRONT COVER ART]. Offered here is the watercolor used on the front cover of 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 8 1/2" wide x 11". Admiral Frog in his tri-cornered hat is standing on the gangplank of his ship with a caterpillar at his side. There is a white box on the top part where the title would appear. Wonderful. 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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