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A Frog Prince

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  133 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
"A quirky, imaginative look at events from the frog's point of view. . . . A wonderful book--wry, touching, funny, and completely satisfying".--School Library Journal, starred review. Full color. IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice; winner of the Bologna Book Fair "Critici in Erba" Prize; School Library Journal Best Book.
Hardcover, 0 pages
Published September 15th 1991 by Turtleback Books (first published 1812)
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Apr 29, 2009 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathryn by: Chandra--thanks!
Lovely retelling with lavish illustrations and a nifty spin on the traditional tale. This one is told from the POV of the frog. I cheered that he did not change to suit the princess he *thought* he loved, but rather sought to find someone to love him "as is," able to appreciate all the qualities already in his heart. His daring adventures also prove the rewards that come from offering kindness without thought of reward! The surprise twist at the end is great.
Mar 13, 2014 Fats rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of A Frog Prince was similar to the original version. A beautiful princess was playing in the Royal Gardens one day when she accidentally dropped her golden ball in the swamp. When the frog saw the princess crying, he swam closer to the edge of the swamp and asked her what was wrong.

“My lovely golden ball has fallen into the swamp!” she wailed. Then an idea came into her head. She squeezed even more tears out of her eyes and said, “If you get it for me, I shall let you be my friend
Feb 26, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this retelling of the Princess and the Frog story. Although, like in the classic version of this story, the frog retrieves the golden ball for the princess, things do not instantly continue happily ever after. Instead the frog is rejected by the princess. I do like the transition from the classic telling of the tale to the new telling of the tale. I particularly liked following the frog, who as he himself claimed was not a princes but “a frog wearing fancy clothes”, on his adventure to ...more
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Sep 06, 2014 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a retelling of the classic tale of The Frog Prince, thus minus the distinct moral lesson of the original. The art is beautiful, and the writing flows well as a read aloud, but for me the conclusion of this one (if you're ugly or weird, you have to marry someone like you, after a few cliche events of One Good Turn Deserves Another) didn't impress me. Glad I didn't pay for it and it's going in the Goodwill bag.
A beautifully illustrated fairy-tale twist on The Frog Prince, told from the point of view of the frog. A wonderful story to share with your kiddos and reminder to all that it is whats on the inside that makes a prince or princess.
Tara Sheehan
Mar 26, 2012 Tara Sheehan rated it really liked it
The fairytale book is extremely non-traditional and extremely enjoyable. The book is in portrait landscape and has white borders throughout. The typeface is black and very plain on a white background, making it easy to read. The illustrations seem to be done in a variety of mediums including pencils and paint. They are very realistic, and use the technique of cross hatching, which creates an interesting texture. The colors are very representative of royalty, as they are mainly greens, golds, and ...more
Brittany Basalla
Very sweet fairy tale about the frog prince that is a bit different than the commonly known tale.
Mrs Bond
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Mar 08, 2012 Josephine rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
A retelling of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince, but with a twist. It begins identically to the classic story, but rather than kissing the frog in order to transform him into a human prince, the human princess rejects him utterly. The frog goes on a quest, successfully finding his one true "happily ever after" princess....another frog.
Dec 26, 2011 Robert rated it liked it
I purchased this early in my teaching career. I suspect it looked traditional, therefore I made the purchase. The tale, however, is not traditional. Instead of remaining at the castle, the frog prince sets out into the world. He does good. It is happily-ever-after ending, but not the with the princess who lost her ball.
Daniel Cota
Oct 24, 2012 Daniel Cota rated it really liked it
This is a good book for young boys to read. It shows how a male frog goes a long way to find a woman to marry and love. It shows courage about the frogs deeds and has amazing pictures in to back it up. It is also the perfect illustration of "there's more fish in the sea," and in this case frogs.
May 11, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gorgeously illustrated frog prince story. Very talented illustrator. This frog prince story is different from the traditional. The frog prince is horribly abused by a vain princess and goes on a beautiful journey over the sea & finds his true love. Good lesson on vanity and ugliness of the soul.
Apr 04, 2012 Shelley rated it really liked it
This is a book about a frog on a search to find his true princess. This is a book about caring and compassion. It will help students understand that beauty is within and your actions make you attractive.
Jennykelley Henderson
Apr 30, 2013 Jennykelley Henderson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: room-106
"The witch was dreadful!" Brian "The book was terrifying." Andrea "The book was scary!" Quan
Oct 10, 2012 Bree rated it did not like it
Shelves: fairy-tales
Not the traditional version.
Paintings are nice though.
Jan 30, 2008 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The pictures in this are amazing, and I love the twist of the story
Jul 02, 2010 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
Beautiful illustration. Frog-friendly.
May 07, 2009 Heather marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Absolutley stunning illustrations!
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