frog. Over the course of his wanderings in the forst, he runs into various characters from other fairy tales--the witches from Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Hansel and Gretel, and the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. None are interested in turning him back into a frog, and he manages to escape their evil plans...all except for one of them. We don't want to give away the book, but it's a fantastic yarn with an unexpectedly upbeat ending.
SLJ ended its review of the book by saying, "Readers will relish the pleasure inherent in combining traditional fairy tale motifs with modern, everyday objects and actions. A winner." And Publ. Weekly said the "stylized, sophisticated pictures add to the keen humor of this revisionist revelry." Agreed!
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Below is an illustration from inside this book. In this spread, the Frog Prince has run into the witch from Hansel and Gretel and asks her to turn him back into a frog. The witch has other things in mind, however, and the Frog Prince manages to run out of the witch's gingerbread and candy house just in time to avoid being eaten. (Luckily, this prince is well versed in fairy tales and figured out who he was up against.)