Adapted by John Feierabend. Illustrated by Erik Plude.
Read! Listen! Sing along!
Enjoy the hilarious misadventures of Father Grumble.
I work harder than you do . . . Here is the story of domestic rivalry that is as relevant today as it was in the time of Henry the VII, when it first appeared as the Ballad of a Tyrannical Husband.
Throughout all the variants of this song, our misguided husband encounters many domestic challenges while attempting to fulfill his wifeís duties. Follow Father Grumble in his attempts to: milk the cow, feed the little pigs, watch the bracket hen, and finally to wind the reel of yarn. Father Grumble said: ìHe could do more work in a day than his wife could do in threeî. But as you will see: ìNothing is quite as easy as it seems! ì
The Songtale Father Grumble is part of the First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond Curriculum and is also included in the supporting Had Little Rooster CD Collection.
This picture book is one in a series based on beloved childrenís folksongs, part of John M. Feierabendís lifelong goal to identify and preserve the best music of our heritage for future generations.
Illustrator Erik Pludeís brilliant and lifelike paintings capture the vivid details of this story. The fully-notated version with lyrics is included at the end of the book.
As with the other great books in this series, Father Grumble is certain to be a favorite of todayís childrenóanother wonderful chapter in the continuing legacy of these delightful, classic songtales.