Prince of a Frog


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.


Leap Frog
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Or mix up the numbers on the floor and have your child hop from one to another in order.

Measure how far you can jump using a tape measure. Measure in inches and centimeters to expand your child’s working knowledge. 0b8f93f5bd0fa8c728f6ab10b520be4a

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