"Corporal Farrell brought the barrel, Private Parriage brought the carriage, but Drummer Hoff fired it off." More than 50 years after its publication, Barbara Emberley's jaunty adaptation of the cumulative folk song about absurdly-dressed soldiers who build a magnificent cannon is a fun rhyme for readers 4 to 7, even as it carries a quietly antiwar message. Ed Emberley won the 1968 Caldecott Medal for his bold woodcut illustrations, which feature the psychedelic tints of the era.
Author: Barbara Emberley. Ed Emberley, illus.