Getting to know you! : Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites

by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 782.1 H18
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Wells turns her imagination and talent to introducing the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein to the very young in a one-of-a-kind collection that showcases 16 favorites from the musicals Oklahoma , Carousel, The King and I and South Pacific. Full color.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. Put a tune to the title, and you have both intent and content as Wells' familiar animal characters enact 16 songs from four Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals: Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, and The King and I. Wells notes that she selected the songs, which are grouped into three categories, for their relevancy to childhood experience and their depiction of the delight of discovery, elements that she evokes in her large illustrations (two or more double-page spreads for each song). Wells' palette is more intense than usual here, and her art is fresh and original: for "Oklahoma!" a picture of Papa bunny and his daughter planting seeds is followed by a full spread with bunny figures entwined in the letters that spell out the song's name. Some of the songs will be more familiar than others, just as some of the dramatizations are more literal than others. But children need not know the music to find the roundup delightful, and adults reading to kids will be hard-pressed not to break into song. A booklet with music and lyrics for all 16 songs is tucked into the back cover. --Julie Cummins"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Rosemary Wells's beloved characters make their Broadway debut in Getting to Know You! Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites, an oversize edition with excerpts from 16 of the duo's most popular tunes. One of Wells's signature bunnies, drawn in pastels, awakens in his bed to "a bright, golden haze on the meadow" ("Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' "), and chicks and ducks and geese really do scurry as a pair of straw-hatted ducks take out their "Surrey with the Fringe on Top." "Mister Snow" makes for a neatly complete vignette, but "If I Loved You" may leave youngsters stumped. Tucked in the back, a songbook offers the complete words and melody line to each tune. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Musicals -- Excerpts -- Librettos.
Songs -- Texts.
Popular music.
Musicals -- Excerpts.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Musicals.
Contributors Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960.
Wells, Rosemary.
Language English
Description 63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 songbook (unpaged)
ISBN 0060279257
0066238455 (lib. bdg.)
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