|I'm in love with a big blue frog|
Author: Braunstein, Les
A picture book version of a song made popular by the singing group Peter, Paul, and Mary in which a girl proclaims her love for a 6'4" frog, whose mother is from Philadelphia and whose father is an enchanted prince.
|Illustrator:||Brunet, Joshua S.|
School Library Journal (02/01/13)
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School Library Journal - 02/01/2013 Gr 1–3—They're an unconventional pair. She's just a nice human girl, but he's 6'3", a great swimmer, wears glasses, has a PhD, and by the way-he's blue. From tadpoles to grand-frog, his family welcomes her, but the neighbors are fundamentally against blues on their block. With painted art that seamlessly combines cartoon images and digital techniques, joyous emotions contrast with steely glances of disapproval against backgrounds of vivid color. Font changes to emphasize the text, and angled perspectives move readers from page to page. The accompanying CD includes Peter, Paul, and Mary's 1967 recording with lilt, charm, and folk instrumentation, followed by a 2012 recording by Peter Yarrow of "The Froggy Went a Courtin'" and Noel Paul Stookey's Inside (1986). A CD discography and illustrator's and performer's notes conclude the book, giving readers a historical reference for this song and its initial performance by Peter, Paul and Mary. This book will find a home both in music classrooms to hear folk styling or to entertain another generation of fans.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.