Father Grumble

Father Grumble

by John M. Feierabend, Erik Plude
     
 

The hilarious, classic folksong about domestic rivalry is brought to life in this vibrantly illustrated picture book. Father Grumble believes he is more capable at performing household chores than his wife is. She agrees to go into the field to plow if he does her work at home and in the farmyard. Father Grumble encounters so many domestic challenges that he must

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The hilarious, classic folksong about domestic rivalry is brought to life in this vibrantly illustrated picture book. Father Grumble believes he is more capable at performing household chores than his wife is. She agrees to go into the field to plow if he does her work at home and in the farmyard. Father Grumble encounters so many domestic challenges that he must confess it is more difficult to run a household than to plow a field. Based on the 15th-century "Ballad of a Tyrannical Husband," this delightful picture book includes a link to the downloadable song, "Father Grumble."

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Children's Literature - Debby Willett
Based on a classic folksong, Father Grumble is a bearded old man, who challenged his wife that he could do more work in one day than she could in three. His wife accepted the challenge, and began doing Father Grumble's chores one by one. First, she drove the plow and milked Tiny the cow. It would be up to Father Grumble to feed the little pigs, watch the bracket hen so she did not lay her eggs where they could not be found, and a reel of yarn must be wound. Father Grumble was expecting Tiny the cow to cooperate, and when she did not, it just made his day longer, and harder. By the time his day was over, Father Grumble was more than happy to agree: his wife did more work in one day than he did in three. This folksong is a reminder that things are not always what they seem. The vivid illustrations bring the characters and animals to life. Beautifully painted, each page creates its own story. A fully notated version with all the words is included at the end of the book. This is a charming story for young readers who should relate to the chores that are completed at home. Reviewer: Debby Willett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579997564
Publisher:
Gia Publications
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
First Steps in Music series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
470,349
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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