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The Frog Prince Continued: 07/19/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)While waiting in the library for my children to find books I spotted a copy of The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka sitting on the table. I decided to read the picture book while I waited.

The book as the title implies, is a sequel to the Frog Prince story. The Frog Prince story seems to be coming back in popularity, although by publish date, Scieszka's book is about a decade ahead of the curve.

Here the frog is a human prince, married to a human princess. She nags. They aren't living in the opulence promised at the end of the tale. Their relationship is depicted as being like Ralph and Alice Kramden. The prince wants out of the marriage and wants to be a frog again. He goes out into the forest to find a magical creature who can turn him back. He needs Bombina from For Biddle's Sake by Gail Levine (review coming).

Although the ending is happy I didn't like the book. There was too much emphasis put on the fantasy cameos and not enough thought to the big picture. The gags feel disjointed and the main character is so unlikable that I couldn't get into the story.

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Comment #1: Tuesday, July, 20, 2010 at 02:59:01

Kah Woei

Sorry you didn't like. I didn't notice though that The Frog Prince story is becoming popular again. I wonder if it is an effect of the Disney movie.



Comment #2: Friday, July 23, 2010 at 20:47:25

Pussreboots

The Disney movie isn't the cause. It's just one of the many retellings of this story. Actually The Frog Prince Continued was published eight years before the film.