Prince of a Frog written and illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic (2015)
Hopper loves to splash in the pond, croon tunes, and kick like a pro. But the other pond animals don’t seem to understand him. Then an old turtle tells him that he may not be a frog after all. He might be a prince who has been turned into a frog, and that only the kiss of a princess would turn him back into a prince who is charming, brave, and loved. So Hopper leaves the pond in search of a princess, which is harder than it sounds. But he does find a great puppy friend who loves to play kickball and howl in harmony. And best of all, her name is Princess! Princess gives Hopper a big sloppy kiss but he doesn’t turn into a Prince. Hopper is sad until Princess tells him, he is already charming, brave, and loved. Now Hopper knows he is a prince of a frog with a loyal best friend!
I love the play on words scattered throughout this story. And the illustrations are adorable.
After you’ve read it with your child, be sure to take a few minutes to be a frog too.
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