Friday, March 31, 2017

The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles - ESSENTIAL

Bartles, Veronica The Princess and the Frogs. PICTURE BOOK. Balzer + Bray (Harper Collins), 2016 $17.99. 

Princess Cassandra was lonely and wanted a best friend.  A friend who matched her favorite green dress and would jump and swim and play with her.  She discovers the perfect friend in a lovely green frog.  All is well until she kisses the frog and he turns into a prince.  Cassandra doesn't want a prince, she wants a frog, so the prince is sent to work in the palace and a new frog is chosen to be her friend.  Alas, another kiss and another frog is transformed into a prince. Cassandra's problems with kissing frogs only escalates until her palace is filled with princes and she is still without a froggy friend.  Finally, she finds the perfect friend in one of the princes who wants nothing more than to be returned to a frog.  Another kiss, and the princess and the frog live happily ever after.  

This hilarious re-telling of the frog prince will be a favorite of fairytale lovers. 

EL (K-3), EL --ESSENTIAL Gina, Media Specialist

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