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The Frog Prince, Continued

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,281 Ratings  ·  280 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 d ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Viking Juvenile (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  ·  review of another edition
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
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 fr ...more
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 04, 2015 Miriam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Peyton Jay
Nov 18, 2014 Peyton Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 wo ...more
Jennifer Olsker
Feb 25, 2015 Jennifer Olsker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 03, 2009 Bernadette rated it it was amazing
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 fa ...more
Sarah Sammis
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
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.

You can listen in on our chat about this book on our Just One More Book! Children's Book Podcast.

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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  ·  review of another edition
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 wi ...more
May 25, 2012 Relyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Madie Marie
Apr 17, 2016 Madie Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: traditional
Traditional book number 16- The book starts off with where the prince and princess lived happily ever after. But in fact they are not that happy. They argue and don't agree. The prince rereads his story and knows they must be happy ever after. But after one particular nag from the princess he decides to run away and become a frog again. He tries to find a witch that can do this for him. He runs across sleeping beauty's witch who wants to cast a nasty spell on him but he runs away. The next witch ...more
Feb 24, 2015 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
Scieszka is a master of writing a classic story with a fanciful twist. The Frog Prince, Continued picks up the story after "happily ever after", in which no one is very happy at all. The princess is irritated at the prince's every frog-like movement, and the prince is deeply unhappy. He becomes so discouraged with his "happy ending" that he goes traipsing through the woods looking for someone to turn him back into a frog. After meeting several well-known nefarious witches, a fairy godmother turn ...more
Kim Vu
Feb 22, 2015 Kim Vu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 fr ...more
Wyatt Fessenden
Feb 22, 2015 Wyatt Fessenden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka is a fractured fairy tale that combines ideas from many different popular stories. The book tells the story of what happened after the end of the popular fairy tale, The Frog Prince , and how is it not always happily ever after. Along his way he meets the witches from popular fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella. He has trouble finding a witch that will turn him back into a frog.

The story itself is interestin
Dec 01, 2014 Jesse rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 s ...more
Diana Garcia
I loved how this book turned out. It takes a lot for me to get into fairytales after reading them over and over but this was a change of story. It teaches children that not everything is as good as it seemed. All the fairytales have a happy ending but this one had real emotion behind it. It portrays the fact that we sometimes don't like things about people but at the end of the day they still are people we love. I liked how it made reference to the other fairytale classics as well. I thought it ...more
LesLee Sanders
Oct 03, 2015 LesLee Sanders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about the unhappy frog prince. It shows what happened after he turned from a frog to a prince. The princess and him were both unhappy because the prince wanted to do frog things still. He liked lily pads and always stuck his tongue out he was bored and the princess wanted him to do things husbands should do. He set out to look for a witch to change him back. He encountered witches from Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hanzel and Gretel and Snow White who all think he's a prince trying t ...more
Crystal Allen
Nov 05, 2007 Crystal Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lisa P.
I love the idea of The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka! I really enjoyed that it was a continuation of the classic fairy tale and the fact that it was like a fairy tale inside another fairy tale. I thought it was sad that it was not actually a happy every after, but I enjoyed the fact that the frog prince eventually realized the best of what he had. The fact that someone loved him. I cute it was a really cute twist to a well-known story, but I do wish it had more to it. I liked how the wit ...more
Ever wonder what happens to fairy tale characters after their happily ever after? The Frog Prince and his Princess get completely bored with each other and are not happy in the slightest. The Frog Prince decides that he needs to become a frog again to be completely happy. He goes through the woods to find a witch to turn him back into a frog. Unfortunately, he comes across evil witches from other fairy tales who do not wish him well. Knowing the stories those witches belong to, the Frog Prince r ...more
Maya Watts
Mar 05, 2014 Maya Watts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story after the story of the princess and the frog. They were supposed to live happily ever after but they were not. They always upset each other. In order to fix it, the price tries to find a witch to turn him into a frog again. Throughout his search he runs into witches that try and out him into different fairy tales. In the end, true love prevails and the princess and the frog are reunited. They both turn in to frogs and live happily ever after.
This story challenges the idea that
Phally Pech
Dec 06, 2014 Phally Pech rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Frog Prince, Continued is another fracture fairytale by Jon Scieszka.The book tells the story of a frog who was turned into a prince, from the kiss of a princess. The prince now faces a dilemma of wanting to turn back into a frog.

I really enjoyed reading The Frog Prince, Continued. The story was cleverly written, as it includes other fairly tales within the story. I really enjoyed the plot, as I follow the prince into an adventure that made him realize what he really wanted. The illustratio
Kelsey Booth
Oct 23, 2015 Kelsey Booth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fractured fairy tale is about what happens to the frog after he becomes a Prince. The Prince and the Princess are not living happily ever after like they had hoped for, so the Prince sets out to find a witch that can turn him back into a frog. He does not find a witch that satisfies his needs, and begins to realize how much he misses his Princess. The Prince decides to go back home in order to be with his Princess again. I really enjoyed this book because it goes against the common belief t ...more
Dec 05, 2014 Isabel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
A postmodern take on what happened to the frog prince and his princess after happily ever after. Things aren't as happy as they should be for this married couple and when things keep seeming to get worse, the prince decides to go on a hunt to find a witch to turn him back into a frog. After unsuccessfully seeking the help of a few different wishes the prince realizes that he knows what he has to do if he truly wants to be happy.

Steve Johnson's dark yet detailed paintings bring a new modern look
Alyssa Adams
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Funny story, and fitting, humorous illustrations :-D
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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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