The Bremen Town Band

The Bremen Town Band

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This is the story of how the donkey, the dog, the cat, and the cockerel all met one fine day. They liked each other and quickly became friends. Then they decided it would be fun to go and join the Bremen Town Band. And off they went down the highway, singing and joking together. On the way to Bremen, however, they passed through a forest where the most incredible adventure awaited them. There was a house in that forest and inside the house there were some robbers and... World-renowned children's illustrator and author Brian Wildsmith retells and illustrates the well-known tale by the Brothers Grimm in all the glowing colors of an early summer's day. Bright drawings fill every page in this fine edition that is bound to delight and entertain children everywhere with the glorious adventures of the four friends.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218 x 282 x 8mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 019279034X
  • 9780192790347

Review quote

"With line-and-watercolor paintings both delicate and lush, Wildsmith retells the Grimms' fairy tale in a glowing pastoral setting of butterflies, birds, flowers, and wild foliage.... Children will enjoy the farce and the victory of the trickster animals. Just as appealing is the quiet friendship story."--Booklist"A simpler and gentler retelling of the classic tale... The appealing text is pared down to a level suitable for younger readers, but it does not lose the essential quality of the Grimms' tale. Warm, mostly muted illustrations are highlighted with vibrant spots of color... A fresh look at an old favorite."--School Library Journal"This timeless tale of teamwork among friends and just deserts for the evil is beautifully rendered in Wildsmith's art."--Yellow Brick Road "With line-and-watercolor paintings both delicate and lush, Wildsmith retells the Grimms' fairy tale in a glowing pastoral setting of butterflies, birds, flowers, and wild foliage.... Children will enjoy the farce and the victory of the trickster animals. Just as appealing is the quiet friendship story."--Booklist "A simpler and gentler retelling of the classic tale... The appealing text is pared down to a level suitable for younger readers, but it does not lose the essential quality of the Grimms' tale. Warm, mostly muted illustrations are highlighted with vibrant spots of color... A fresh look at an old favorite."--School Library Journal "This timeless tale of teamwork among friends and just deserts for the evil is beautifully rendered in Wildsmith's art."--Yellow Brick Road "With line-and-watercolor paintings both delicate and lush, Wildsmith retells the Grimms' fairy tale in a glowing pastoral setting of butterflies, birds, flowers, and wild foliage.... Children will enjoy the farce and the victory of the trickster animals. Just as appealing is the quiet friendship story."--Booklist "A simpler and gentler retelling of the classic tale... The appealing text is pared down to a level suitable for younger readers, but it does not lose the essential quality of the Grimms' tale. Warm, mostly muted illustrations are highlighted with vibrant spots of color... A fresh look at an old favorite."--School Library Journal "This timeless tale of teamwork among friends and just deserts for the evil is beautifully rendered in Wildsmith's art."--Yellow Brick Road "With line-and-watercolor paintings both delicate and lush, Wildsmith retells the Grimms' fairy tale in a glowing pastoral setting of butterflies, birds, flowers, and wild foliage.... Children will enjoy the farce and the victory of the trickster animals. Just as appealing is the quiet friendshipstory."--Booklist"A simpler and gentler retelling of the classic tale... The appealing text is pared down to a level suitable for younger readers, but it does not lose the essential quality of the Grimms' tale. Warm, mostly muted illustrations are highlighted with vibrant spots of color... A fresh look at an oldfavorite."--School Library Journal"This timeless tale of teamwork among friends and just deserts for the evil is beautifully rendered in Wildsmith's art."--Yellow Brick Roadshow more

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