COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

The Frog Princess
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Rosalind Allchin is a children's educator with almost 20 years experience. The Frog Princess is her first picture book. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Rosalind Allchin is a children's educator with almost 20 years experience. The Frog Princess is her first picture book. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Reviews

Gr 1-3-This tongue-in-cheek take on the Grimms' story turns the tale upside down with a daydreaming female frog that longs for a princess's life. Her dream becomes reality when she rescues a prince's golf ball from the castle pond. True to form, he promises anything for its return and must honor the frog's croaked request, "This ball for your hand in marriage." However, he is fairly clever as well as handsome and convinces the frog to try out royal life "for a day and leave the kiss until midnight." A series of misunderstandings involving courtly etiquette leave the poor princess-for-a-day frazzled and disappointed. Finally, a tray of frogs' legs served at the evening ball is beyond endurance, and it is no surprise when she returns to a frog's world via the nearest open window. While all of the elements of a delightful spoof are available, the story fails to convince. For example, when readers first meet the frog, she is no bigger than a lily pad. Yet, once she encounters the prince and emerges from the water, she is inexplicably as tall as he is. While all of her mistakes in proper behavior are easily explained, they are eventually contrived and tiresome. No frog capable of convincing a prince to marry her could be this naive. Richly hued watercolor illustrations try their best, but they just don't live up to the promise offered by the inviting cover illustration. Ultimately, readers will be as disappointed as the frog.-Alicia Eames, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

This tongue-in-cheek take on the Grimms story turns the tale upside down with a daydreaming female frog that longs for a princess s life."
This tongue-in-cheek take on the Grimms' story turns the tale upside down with a daydreaming female frog that longs for a princess's life.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling The Frog Princess on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top