The Frog Prince Continued
by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Steve Johnson
The Frog Prince, Continued is funny stuff indeed. Remember the princess who kissed the frog and turned it back into a prince. Well, contrary to what the storybooks say, they did not live "Happily Ever After." In fact, they were so miserable that one day the Frog Prince set off for the first looking for a witch who could turn him back into a frog.
Over the course of his wanderings in the forest, 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.
Interest Level: Grade 1- Grade 5
School Library Journal
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 Publisher's Weekly said
the "stylized, sophisticated pictures add to the keen humor of this
revisionist revelry." Agreed!
Below are the first few pages from inside this funny book. We think Steve Johnso's illustrations are a perfect match for Jon Scieszka's funny text. Kids will love this hilarious book!
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