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Froggie Went A-Courting: An Old Tale with a New Twist

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Set in New York City, this funny, modern update of the beloved children's tale is cleverly retold and strikingly illustrated by award-winning author-illustrator Marjorie Priceman. With a wedding gown from Chinatown, a cake with as many layers as the Empire State Building, and a party atop the Statue of Liberty, this is one wedding celebration no one will want to miss!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 31st 2000 by Megan Tingley Books (first published April 1st 2000)
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Allison Weiler
Jun 07, 2016 Allison Weiler rated it liked it
Title: Froggy Went A-Courting
Author: Marjorie Priceman
Genre: Nursery Rhyme
Theme(s): Folk Song, Animals, New York City
Opening line/sentence:
Froggy went a-courting, he did ride
A taxicab to the Upper West Side.
Brief Book Summary:
This old folk tale tells of a Frog and his loved one in present day New York. Froggie grabs a taxi ride to the house of Ms. Mouse where he plans to propose. Suddenly, they need help from their animal friends in the NYC area to make their wedding day a success.
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Connie
Nov 07, 2009 Connie rated it really liked it
As the author states in the foreword, there are literally HUNDREDS of variations of Froggie Went A-Courting. I personally know three different versions (and four different melodies, one of the versions has two melodies) to this song, and I know of several more. So before anybody talks about the "traditional tune doesn't match the words", I gotta ask - which tradition? Which tune?

However, I will note that most versions I know of have a chorus. If you're going to sing this book you're largely goin
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Betty Kim
Apr 17, 2011 Betty Kim rated it really liked it
This is book based on the old folk song written in Scotland. The story takes place in New York City and the story about the wedding of two different creatures: a frog and a mouse. Froggie takes a taxi to the Upper West side to propose to Ms. Mouse. In this story some parts of New Your City being incorporated such as Statue of Liberty for the place of the wedding party, Chinatown, the place where Ms. Dragonfly who is going to make the wedding gown is in, and Empire State Building to represent the ...more
Tricia
Jun 05, 2009 Tricia rated it liked it
nyc touch to the classic tale. may be good for the city kid expecting more from mousie and frog's wedding vows. intrique is when the cat comes around. ooooo.
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