Convinced that his work in the field is harder than his wife's work at home, a farmer trades places with her for the day
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Norwegian
PreSchool-Grade 3-- To prove how easy it is to keep house, a man trades places with his wife. When disaster ensues, he realizes that housework is much more difficult than he thought. First collected in the mid-19th century, this lighthearted tale of role reversal has remained a favorite and can be found in most collections of Scandinavian folklore. Fairly faithful to the early English translation by Sir George Webbe Dasent, this version is told in an understated manner. The artist utilizes a combination of charcoal pencil and watercolor on paper. Slightly reminiscent of Marcia Sewall's work, his figures are drawn in a loose style with broad washes of transparent color. At times, their sketchiness makes them appear to be more like rough drafts than finished illustrations, which is the main weakness of the book. While most drawings include backgrounds, several figures are set against white paper as if floating in thin air. Even though the illustrations and overall page design lack consistency, this is an enjoyable and accessible book. The large format, brief text, and disastrous outcome make it a good title to share aloud. --Denise Anton Wright, Illinois State University, Normal
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Description du livre Margaret K. McElderry, 1992. Hardcover. État : New. Svend S. Otto (illustrateur). book. N° de réf. du libraire M0689505604
Description du livre Margaret K. McElderry, 1992. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110689505604
Description du livre Margaret K. McElderry, 1992. Hardcover. État : New. Brand New!. N° de réf. du libraire VIB0689505604