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Father Fox's Feast of Songs

By Clyde Watson
Illustrated by Wendy Watson
Originally Published by Philomel Books, 1983
Reissued by Boyds Mills Press, 1992
ISBN 9781878093844

Here’s a song of Tinker and Peter:
Honey is sweet, but love is sweeter.

Family love is the keynote of this joyous collection of beloved poems, set to charming melodies and embellished by full-color pictures of the famous Fox family and their friends interpreting the lyrics with style and wit. Sweet songs, sad songs, silly songs and songs that are games, dancing songs and lullabyes – all the many moods of childhood are reflected in this songbook, making it perfect for singing and sharing with the entire family.

With the appearance of Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes, the Watson sisters became famous overnight. A nominee for the National Book Award, the book was heaped with praise all round and has become a modern American classic. Their companion book Catch Me & Kiss Me & Say It Again was equally popular. Now the Watsons have taken their favorites from both collections, set them to music, and added entirely new illustrations. Clyde Watson’s original musical settings of her own best-loved poems are easy to play, and have the lilt and memorability of traditional nursery songs. Her sister Wendy’s pictures are filled with warmth and whimsy, mischief and affectionate laughter to match the words and music. Here is a book to be loved equally for words, music and pictures by children of today and for generations to come.

Scored for voice and piano or guitar.


 

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"Destined to become classic nursery songs for a new generation... this is a delightful, refreshing collection of children's songs." – School Library Journal