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A princess waits impatiently for the frog she brings into the palace to turn into a prince--but he seems only to grow fat and bossy
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Grade 2-4 In this delightful fairy-tale variation, the frog will fetch the Princess' golden ball only on the condition that he may live in the Palace because "Pond life has its limitations." The Queen is aware of the "Frog Prince Syndrome" and cautions her daughter to put up with the wet frog because he will soon turn into a rich, handsome prince, and princes are currently hard to come by. So the frog leads a pampered life, his every whim satisfied. He becomes fat and bad-tempered and is still a frog. The Princess overcomes her disgust, closes her eyes and plants a kiss on froggie. He remains a frog. The frustrated and angry Princess cries out that she has been tricked, to which the Frog retorts "I never said I was a handsome prince. I am a handsome frog." He then announces his plans to bring his whole family to the palace. This humorous story is illustrated with colorful cartoon-like figures, in design slightly reminiscent of a lightweight Tomi Ungerer but less inventive and less vigorous. It's a good read-aloud to play off the traditional fairy tale and will guarantee a few group guffaws. Barbara Peklo Serling, Oneida City Schs . , N.Y.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Bright watercolors adorn this saucy reworking of the old folktale, in which a frog is given the run of the royal palace in hopes that he will turn into a prince. Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871130386