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Full of humour and glorious illustrations this songtale is certain to enthrall todays children bringing a classic song tale to vivid life. Everyone will enjoy the tongue twister for the chorus.
Ages 3 to 5 years. Reviving a timeless American folk song, this children's book relates the hilarious story of a husband and his impossibly lazy wife. Following the couple from their marriage through the wife's nonsensical antics over the years, the featured tune contains a clever tongue-twister as its chorus, which grows more elaborate and entertaining as the song progresses. The fully notated version is included along with the complete lyrics and a detailed history of this beloved narrative. Showcased with a variety of wonderful illustrations, this handbook highlights a melody that has been cherished since the late 19th century, covered by Burl Ives, Hedy West, Ed McCurdy, Ian Campbell, Pete Seeger, and Chubby Parker. Guidelines for downloading the accompanying complimentary song are also provided.