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The Frog Prince Continued

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  4,390 Ratings  ·  284 Reviews
After the Princess kissed the frog, he turned into a handsome prince and they lived happily ever after... or did they? The Princess can't stand the Prince's froggy habits - the way he hops around on the furniture, or sneaks off to the lily pond. The Prince is unhappy, too, and decides that it would be best if he were changed back to a frog. But finding a witch who will do ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 29th 1994 by Puffin (first published January 1st 1991)
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“The Frog Prince Continued” is another addition to Jon Scieska’s fractured fairy tales collection and is a hilarious story about marriage problems. Jon Scieska’s witty writing delightfully expresses the Frog Prince’s dilemma about being a human and changing back into a frog and Steve Johnson’s dark illustrations makes this story a classic dark comedy.

“The Frog Prince Continued” is full of dark humor and lively characters as they depict the Frog Prince’s attempts at turning back into a frog afte
Jan 12, 2013 Eyehavenofilter rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: For fun, anyone
(Re done to correct my massive spelling errors.)
And they lived happily ever after... The End?
Really, is that what all these books tell you as a child?
Say it ain't so. The princess hates the fact the the prince
keeps sticking his tongue out!
He hates the fact she won't go down to the pond anymore.
He hops on the furniture: it drives her crazy,
He doesn't want to slay anything, like a normal prince
so he continus to annoy her.
She has had it up to her crown finding lily pads in his pockets,
And wishes
Jan 04, 2015 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, fairy-tale
Unhappy in his marriage, the former frog goes in search of a witch to return him to his amphibious state.

The illustrations are full of clever and humorous details; my favorite is the Nasty Spells remote control.
Mar 09, 2008 Lauren rated it liked it
The witches are great characters in this book. A fun book to show kids that not all stories that appear to have happy endings actually do. It would be fun to have kids guess which fairy tales the author is referring to while progressing throughout the story and talk about what happened in each.
Jan 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Delightfully flippant dialogue and dark, stylized illustrations laced with familiar, fun-to-find details take us on a hilarious journey through the forest of fairy tales in this quest for missing marital bliss.

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Carmen Pagan
Nov 17, 2015 Carmen Pagan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Frog Prince Continued written by Jon Scieszka, is a story meant to be a continuation of the popular fairytale known as The Frog Prince. The Frog and Prince Continued reveals in the beginning of this book that if fact the Prince and Princess did not end up living “happily ever after.” The Princess is annoyed of the Prince and his frog like habits. The Prince goes out into the forest to look for a witch to turn him back into a frog so he could then be happy again. He encounters many witches ...more
Sep 03, 2009 Bernadette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All is not well in the land of fairy tales – the Frog Prince and his Princess are not living happily ever after! In fact, after a nasty fit by the princess, the Frog Prince decided that maybe it would be better if he were still a frog. He ran off to the forest to look for a witch to place a spell on him and return him to his froggy state. On the way, he meets, but is not helped by, various fairy tale witches – the ones from Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Hansel and Gretel; he even meets the ...more
Jennifer Olsker
Feb 25, 2015 Jennifer Olsker rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much. Fractured fairytales always seem to interest me because they take a tale that you know well and instead of mocking it like a parody, it twists it into a view you never would have thought of. From the outside cover and the dust jacket, you would think that this book would be more serious because of the chosen font and dark color. However, the one giveaway that this story will not be very serious is that the word "continued" seems to be simple painted underneath the ...more
Sarah Sammis
Jul 19, 2010 Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok
While waiting in the library for my children to find books I spotted a copy of The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka sitting on the table. I decided to read the picture book while I waited.

The book as the title implies, is a sequel to the Frog Prince story. The Frog Prince story seems to be coming back in popularity, although by publish date, Scieszka's book is about a decade ahead of the curve.

Here the frog is a human prince, married to a human princess. She nags. They aren't living in the
Oct 31, 2013 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, humor, 2013
At the end of a fairy tale, do the characters truly live happily ever after? Jon Scieszka thinks not.

This is an entertaining take on what happens after the end of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince by Jacob Grimm. The narrative has a snarky humor and the ending was a pleasant surprise. The illustrations are nicely detailed and complement the story nicely.

We really enjoyed reading this book together, which is not much of a surprise since we love Jon Scieszka's tales. We will certainly look
Feb 26, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it
This story is meant to continue the well known tale of the frog prince, so as you can image it has a bit of a modern twist. The Frog Prince thinks his life would be happier if he were a frog again but after many bad encounters with witches and fairies from other fairy tales he realizes what a happy life he had after all. The Frog Prince knows his own and other fairytale stories as well as, presumably, his audience know the classic fairytales. The illustrations are a bit gloomy and some of the ...more
May 25, 2012 Relyn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teachers, parents, kids
Recommended to Relyn by: Sloane Lawson
Shelves: lawsonland
I can't believe I'd never actually read this book. I've seen it a hundred times and I love fairy tales. Sloane and I were at the library the other day and they had new face-out displays. Of course I took home a pile of storybooks to explore for pleasure and for mini-lesson ideas for next year. Even then I didn't grab this one. Sloane brought it home and I sure am glad she did. HOW FUN!! Plus, I love the fantastic surprise ending.

Lesson Connection
I want to use this one next year during my fairy
Peyton Jay
Nov 18, 2014 Peyton Jay rated it really liked it
I thought that this was a funny continuation of the classic story of the frog prince. This definitely had me laughing throughout. I loved how the author uses different descriptions of what you would assume a frog did, and made the prince still have those qualities, even though he is no longer a frog. This is just showing the great imagination of Jon Scieszka. He did a great job at showing a humorous way for children to think differently of the great fairy tale. Really loved the creativity and ...more
Crystal Allen
Nov 05, 2007 Crystal Allen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a fairytale with a twist, A great book to give to husbands or newlyweds.
I love all of Jon Scieszka's picture books. This one is no exception. Just as the title says this is the tale of the Frog Prince after the "They Lived Happily Ever After. The End" happens. As in all marriages nothing is as "fairy tale" as it seems on the surface. But when the frog prince goes out to explore what else is out there he realizes that he is never going to get anyone better than his wife. A great book to give to every husband!
Katie Carson
Oct 03, 2009 Katie Carson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: traditional-lit
I think this just might be my first five!
I love this book! I love the realistic conflict with having married life not seem so "happily ever after" after all. I love the play on all of the different fairy tales put together. I love using it to encourage students to write their own versions of their favorite traditional stories. In the end, I love the message that it offers it's readers.
Amelia Rees-Williams
Aug 29, 2016 Amelia Rees-Williams rated it really liked it
Traditional tale with a twist
Lots of speech and dialogue
Moral of not taking things for granted.
Feb 27, 2010 Qt rated it really liked it
Funny story, and fitting, humorous illustrations :-D
Nov 26, 2016 Tessa rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book because it was a spin off of the classic tale of the princess and the frog, which everyone is already mostly familiar with, but it was interesting to read something different but with somewhat of the same story line.
Oct 17, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
Still no Stinky Cheese Man but pretty darn cute. Gives a good moral and teaching moment that not all happy endings are perfect.
Jul 20, 2012 Shel rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Scieszka, J. (1991). The Frog Prince Continued. New York: Viking.


Appetizer: The story of the Princess and the Frog Prince continues! It turns out the passion has faded for the royal couple and they're not happily ever after...after all. So, the Frog Prince decides to return to his frog form by asking several witches for help.

The poor Frog Prince--who only vaguely looks like a frog despite his name--has trouble finding a witch that will help him, since the witches don't want him interru
S. J.
Jun 02, 2013 S. J. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Parents first, then their kids if they feel ok with them reading it
Recommended to S. by: Library
I think everyone has at some point wondered what happened after ‘Happily Ever After’. Because as much as one wishes that to be the case for the characters, that is simply not real life and so we are curious to see what that is and how it will play out. While this is kind of for kids, I think this one is more for parents. The Princess and the Prince feel like they must live happily ever after but they simply aren’t. The Princess is angry at the Prince’s leanings toward froggy habits while the ...more
Oct 18, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
The Frog Prince Continued
Tags: Fairytales, picture book, print form

Jon Scieszka’s sequel to the The Frog Prince is a great tale that combines all the witches in other fairytales. The story opens with the Prince and Princess Frog are arguing and both being unhappy. The prince begins searching for a witch to turn him back into a frog, because that is when he was the happiest. Once he finds out that no one can turn him back into a frog, he begins to miss his princess. He runs home to be with
Amanda Mic Perkins
I'm glad this story had the ending it did rather than the ending I thought it would have.
Kim Vu
Feb 22, 2015 Kim Vu rated it really liked it
The Frog Prince Continued, by Jon Scieszka, is the continuation of the old fairytale of The Frog Prince. Now the Princess and the Prince are married but are not as happy as we would expect. So the Prince ran away into the forest to find the witch to change him back to a frog. He encounters multiple witches from many well known fairytales that do not believe him or try to put mean cursed on him. Eventually, he comes in contact with the Fairy Godmother of Cinderella who tries to turn him into a ...more
Farhan Rahman
Jan 08, 2013 Farhan Rahman rated it really liked it
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful princess who had a golden ball. One day, while playing in the garden, the ball fell into a pond. She was very upset and did not know what to do. While she sat there crying helplessly, a frog hopped out of the pond and asked, “Why are you crying, little princess?” She told him about her golden ball. The ugly frog said, “I can help you get your ball but what will you give me in return?” “I will give you anything you want!” promised the princess. The frog ...more

Jon Scieszka begins the story how the Princess and the Frog Prince end their original fairytale, “The Princess kissed the frog. He turned into a Prince. And they lived happily ever after” (np). However, you shortly learn they were miserable together. Therefore, the Frog Prince runs into the forest to find a witch to turn him back into a frog. Steve Johnson makes his illustrations detailed and familiar by making the characters his audience will recognize from other fairy-tales all into thi
Brittany Young
Oct 09, 2011 Brittany Young rated it really liked it
I remember reading this book sometime when I was younger, and being a little creeped out by the images, and the story itself. Reading it now, I absolutely loved both. The cover looks like the cover of an old fairy tale book, scribbled with “continued” in red ink. The detail is phenomenal for the cover; the illustrator seems to add texture to the cover painted on the cover. Inside, the illustrations look like they were drawn with a very fine pen, and colored in with very saturated colors. This ...more
Mar 08, 2009 Christy rated it really liked it
American Library Association Notable Book Award (ALAN) 1992

The Frog Prince and the Princess are supposed to live, “happily ever after.” That isn’t the case in this clever twist on the traditional fairy tale. Jon Scieska writes a story describing life after the prince and princess run off together. Unlike a fairy tale, the prince and princess are not happy together at all. The princess is annoyed with the prince’s froggy habbits like hopping on the couch and sneaking off to the pond. The prince
Drew Graham
Jun 16, 2015 Drew Graham rated it it was amazing
Shelves: me
The princess kisses the frog, he turns back into a prince, and they live happily ever after, right? Not necessarily so! The prince and the princess are living ever after, but are anything but happy after a little time married. The prince is having a hard time giving up his froggy ways and they're starting to be bothered by each other's quirks and occasionally annoyed by the other's very presence. The prince decides to go on a journey to find a witch willing to turn him back into a frog, but it ...more
Dec 01, 2014 Jesse rated it liked it
The traditional fairy tale of the Frog Prince is very familiar: a frog comes along and convinces a princess that he is actually a prince, but has a spell put on him. In order to change back, she needs to kiss him, and eventually she does, and he turns into a prince. This is the story of what happens afterwards. The Frog Prince and the Princess find out that they do not actually get along and “happily ever after” is a little more difficult than the end of a story makes it sound. The Frog Prince ...more
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Jon Scieszka is a writer and teacher. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children. Occasionally he has been known to howl at the full moon. --from the dust jacket of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs"

Jon Scieszka is also the author of the best-selling ALA Notable Book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Knights of the Kitchen Table, and The Not-So-Jolly Roger
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