On the surface this is a delightful story with a twist on kissing the ...more
The big message in Prince Ribbit is “just because ...more
When a frog hops out of the pond and speaks to them, Princess Arabella and Princess Lucinda are sure that he is a real prince, just like in their fairy tales. Their little sister, Princess Martha, is sure that he is a fraud. Is this clever frog playing a trick on them?
The illustrations in this book are colorful and are spot on for a fairy tale and I really like the interplay between the sisters. The ...more
When that line first appears in the book, spoken by Princess Martha, I was taken aback (perhaps I should’ve read the insert or the back cover of the book first...). The fairytale lover in me wanted to believe in a fairytale ending along with princesses Lucinda and Arabella, but that unexpectedly profound sentence made me pause. I did not anticipate such subtly incorporated wisdom in a children’s “twisted fairytale” book. Author Jonathan Emme ...more
A storytime must! This would pair perfectly with The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka.
Jonathan Emmett was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a factory fitter and a primary school teacher.
Jonathan loved books from an early age and some of his earliest memories are of visiting his local library. The picture books that he borrowed then, including Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson h