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Theo's Princess

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A cute, modern twist to fairy tales. For royal dreamers ages 5 years and up.

Theo had always heard stories about a princess kissing a frog and turning it into a prince. He wished that one day a cute princess would turn him into a prince too. Would Theo succeed in finding his princess?
Expected publication: June 8th 2021 by Clavis
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Theo the frog dreams of one day becoming a prince. He knows from the fairytale that he needs the kiss of a princess, so he embarks on a mission to find one. When he cannot find a princess, he puts up posters, and several princesses show up for the task of kissing the would-be prince. But was the fairytale right? Can a princess's kiss really do the job?

The illustrations in this book appear to be a combination of colored pencil and collage. Theo's expressions are really cute. My favorite part of e
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
This picture book by Ellen DeLange is a cute story about a young frog who desperately wishes he was a prince. He searches high and low. Looking and looking for a princess that will give him a kiss and turn him into a prince.

However, in the end Theo learns that sometimes the most important princess of all is the one that doesn't wear a gold crown or fancy gowns. Sometimes the only "princess" you need in your life is the one that cares for you and makes you feel like you're the only one in the ro
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
A real success, this charming, jokey little piece for charming, jokey little readers has a frog desperate for a princess to turn him into a prince, in traditional fashion. Of course he's got the wrong end of the stick, and he needs a bit more self-acceptance, and of course he should stop trying too hard to find what will fall into his lap given time, but he's not to know all that, and his story is a good lark. Strong illustrations add to the appeal, and make this above the standard four star gra ...more
Amy Turner
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a super sweet book that reversed the traditional tale of the princess and the frog.

It was a tale of acceptance and love, then illustrations were cute, and the story flowed nicely.

I just wish there was a bit more humour injected into it, I feel like this could have elevated it from being ‘yeah this would be nice to share with my class’ to ‘this is a book I will be teaching for again and again’.

Overall I would say 3.5
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The classic frog and the prince but with a twist. Theo the frog is looking for a princess to turn him into a prince. With colorful illustrations, Theo's adventures are funny and winsome. Theo looks far and wide and meets all kinds of characters. The question will be- will a princess want to kiss him. Looking for a princess is hard work.

The chapter book is for young readers that like to laugh and a happy ending.

A special thank you to Clavis Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunit
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A very cute book about finding the right person. Touchy love subject for a kid’s book, but the author handles it perfectly, you can read it and just leave it be or follow up with a discussion depending how you child react and of course his age. Entertaining and beautiful. Well done!
Kristy Lacy
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Cute story!
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet children’s book. The artwork was so pretty and whimsical. I’d definitely buy it for a child in my life.
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thanks NetGalley for the arc! My toddler really enjoyed the story and has asked to read it several times. We look forward to having our own copy soon!
Rebecca Crunden
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
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This is such a cute take on the classic Grimm story! A frog who dreams of being a prince seeks out a princess to give kiss him. The artwork is adorable, too. A great little tale overall.

➵ thank you netgalley for the free arc in exchange for an honest review ♡
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