The Milkmaid and Her Pail

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Hoena, Blake
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2018
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Music by Joseph Faison IV. With a CD containing the story and song, just the song, and just the instrumental background. The lyrics and music are also printed at the end of the book. Readers are invited by the disc to sing along. Quatrains tell this engaging story. This dark-skinned milkmaid sometimes has the pail in her hand and sometimes on her head. That may complicate the telling of the story. This milkmaid has a great vision of twirling dancing! But as she is twirling and dancing on the road, she trips on a stone and the bucket comes crashing down on her head! This telling of the story goes straight from chicks to a new gown. It plays several times on the proverb about counting chickens before they are hatched. Can we note that the poet enjoys missed rhymes, particularly "hatched" and "smashed." There is no reference to the proverb about crying over spilt milk.
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