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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FROG & MISS MOUSIE IN PARK]
- CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FROG AND MISS MOUSIE IN PARK p. [5]]. Offered here is the full page watercolor used opposite the second 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. Admiral Frog and Miss Mousie are in a lush manicured garden, gazing at a large statue of Uncle Rat. Two little mice are playing croquet in the background. Charming. 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
Last Found On: 2016-02-21           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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