Friday, July 20, 2018

The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka


The Frog Prince, Continued is a fractured fairytale written by one of my picture book favorites, Jon Scieszka. It seems as though where we left off in the story between the Princess & the Frog (when she kissed his slimy lips, he turned into a prince, and they lived happily ever after) that was not the end. In fact, it was very untruthful. The princess and the former frog were far from being happy. The prince wanted to go play in the pond and catch flies; while the princess wanted her prince to stop hopping on the furniture and go out and slay dragons. 

Miserable, the Prince returned to the woods to find a witch that could return him into a frog; so that he could live happily ever after. Throughout the story the prince finds a few witches that we have met in previous stories: witch #1, from Sleeping Beauty; witch #2, from Snow White; witch #3, from Hansel & Gretel; and magical person #4, the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. 


The story concludes with an unexpected turn of events and the Prince returns to the castle for a surprising ending, I will let you read the book to find out if they found their happily ever after. I toad-ally recommend it!


I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book everyday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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