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Don't Kiss the Frog!: Princess Stories with Attitude
Perfect for girls who love tiaras, ballgowns, and happy endings—but also sports, silly jokes, and being different. Featuring the work of seven writers and three illustrators, this anthology of “princess stories with attitude” will make kids laugh as they encounter a bevy of sleepy, sporty, clumsy, brave, resourceful, and curious princesses. The exuberant typographic design ...more
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This is a collection of princess stories for the modern princess lover. My niece picked this out at the library and wanted me to read it to her. I wasn't sure what to expect, not being a princess lover like she is. I found these stories very charming and lots of fun! There's a clumsy princess, an ordinary princess, a princess who is bad at sports, and best of all - no damsels in distress! Each story has a lesson to be learned. The illustrations are a lot of fun and have a lot going on in them. M ...more
Hallelujah! A fairy tale book I can support and love to recommend! This is a book of several stories where the princesses in the fairytales are clever, and can get out of danger (and save the kingdom) by themselves thankyouverymuch. The stories are well-written and Waters does a good job of telling a fairytale with a true lesson in it (including the castles and princesses and princes and things that children recognize as "mandatory"), but without pandering to the idea of a helpless princess who ...more
Apr 05, 2009 Elizabeth P rated it liked it · review of another edition
I was a bit disappointed with this book. I was so excited when I read the title: "finally" (I thought to myself) "a picture book for girls about princesses who can stand up for themselves!" But this book was a little too sugary-sweet for me. The endings are too neatly happily-ever-after, and in more than one story the princess marries a prince (can't princesses ever be happy with themselves without having a prince around?). There were still good stories in this collection- "Double Dragons" and " ...more
Mar 01, 2012 Erin rated it liked it · review of another edition
Classic princess fairy tales are retold with a twist! This fun set of stories are cleverly told in a fun, modern ways any little prince or princess would have fun reading with their mom or dad, or by themselves. This is a book I would want to purchase for a niece if I ever have one. These six stories do not have the best illustrations, but the fonts and stories themselves would be entertaining enough to make up for the lack in great artwork.
Fun princess stories about spunky princesses. The kids all liked this one and I didn't mind reading them. I liked the one about the princess who lived in a normal home doing normal things and longed for life in fancy clothes doing proper princessy things. She got to switch to life as a fancy princess for a few days and got bored stiff and hated it. Good story.
This book was so cute! I loved the twists on various princess stories. My favorite was the one about the princess that went to slay the dragon, but they were all so adorable. My favorite part about these short tales was the way each princess found to show her true self and solve her own problems. A total girl-power book without putting down frilly, pink, princess-type girls.
LOVE IT! Light and hilarious! An enjoyable and creative romp through some of our beloved fairy tales. Don't Kiss The Frog gives us room to think about what a princess should really be - or not be - all without taking ourselves or the stories too seriously. I am definitely sharing this one with anyone who will listen:)
girl power for the under five set - I bought this as a x-mas present for my niece who is princess obsessed - as her "crazy feminist aunt" I wanted to make us both happy by giving her pretty princesses and kick butt, dragon-slaying heroines
Mar 20, 2010 NaomiRuth rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: pretty much anyone
Recommended to NaomiRuth by: It jumped off the shelf and into my waiting hands
This was adorable. And whoever did the formatting was a genius. The fonts and layout was incredible. Plus, the stories were just spot-on hilarious. I was laughing out loud, and annoying my family while they tried to watch Lost. And to distract me from Lost is a huge feat. I'm quite impressed.
The stories in the book are an interesting take on some well known princess stories. I enjoyed reading the book to my daughter and hearing her squeal with delight as we read about silliness, bravery, and love.
I bought this for my niece, she loves books, even though she is still little. I hope she likes these stories, and that my fairly anti-princess sister likes them as well. I read most of the stories, and found them to be fun and silly, and not too objectifying princesses.