Children's Lit Book Reviews
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Frog Went A Courtin
By: John Langstaff
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Reading Level: 4-8
Genre: folk tale
"A favorite old nursery ballad now appears in resplendent new dress. . . . Illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky somehow manages to combine quaintness with sophistication and his doughty frog, the coy mouse . . . and others make charming company."
- New York Times
Who would benefit from reading this book? This is such a great book to read to younger children because of the rhyming that is involved with the text.
What problems/concerns would this book potentially cause? I don't think that this book has problems or concerns that would prevent people from reading this book.
My reaction: I loved this folk tale that is apparently a rhyming song known throughout the world. I think that it shows a great sense of humor and will make anyone laugh. This is an outstanding book for parents to read to children growing up. I know, without a doubt in my mind, that children will ask for this short story to be read over and over again. I think the illustrations perfectly fit the text that Langstaff wrote for this story. I will definitely recommend this book to everyone and will even read it to my children.