Ages 3 to 5 years. Telling the whimsical story of an absent-minded tailor and his trusty mouse companion, this narrative highlights a fantastic children's folk song that has been enjoyed throughout the ages. The tale follows the duo as the mouse becomes ill and the dim-witted tailor tries a harebrained method to cure him. Spectacular illustrations capture the colourful lives of these characters, making this picture book another worthy addition to its beloved series and helping to preserve the great songtales of the American heritage. Instructions on how to download the complimentary song are featured, and the fully notated version is included with a complete set of lyrics and the history behind this fanciful yarn.
John M. Feierabend is a professor of music and the director of the music education division at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He is the author of The Crabfish, The Derby Ram, Father Grumble, The Frog and the Mouse, My Aunt Came Back, and There Was a Man and He Was Mad. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. James McGann is a graduate of the University of Hartford. He lives in New York City.