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The frog prince, continued
Scieszka, Jon.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Pine Plains, N.Y. : Live Oak Media, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (approximately 11 min.) analog, + 1 book ([32] pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm).
After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.
General Note:
Published in Puffin Books, 1994
Reading Level:
AD 600 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.7 2 Quiz: 04249 Guided reading level: K.


Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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Material Type
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CASSETTE KIT 1352 Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
CASSETTE KIT 1352 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits

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You may think you know the story of the princess and the frog she kissed, who turned into a handsome prince and lived happily ever after. Well, now discover the shocking truth!

Author Notes

Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade.

He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997. He was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. In 2014 his title, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor made The New York Times Best Seller List. Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger made the list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 6-9. We all know about the frog that kissed the princess, turned into a prince, and lived happily ever after--or so the story says. Scieszka, who last time ghosted for a Mr. A. Wolf in the True Story of the Three Little Pigs [BKL S 1 89], now turns to the former frog and his wife, living rather uneasily in the palace. It's difficult to say who's to blame for their marital discord. It's true that the prince is no longer an amphibian, but one doesn't just lose habits like hopping around the furniture. The princess is not pleased. Wondering whether he should return to being a frog, the prince sets out to find someone to change him back. He runs into several ladies, including Cinderella's fairy godmother who turns him into a carriage. When that enchantment ends, the prince makes up his mind, goes home, kisses his wife, and lo and behold, they're now both froggies. Though the ending is abrupt, there's so much funny stuff beforehand, it hardly matters. Johnson's artwork, just right for the tongue-in-cheek text, has a unique look. The pictures, featuring the pop-eyed prince and the grotesque harridans he meets up with, are marvelously droll, all dark hues and elongated shapes. A revisionist's delight. ~--Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

The fabled amphibian meets with marital discord; according to PW, ``stylized, sophisticated pictures add to the keen humor of this revisionist revelry.'' Ages 5-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-We all know that fairy tales end with the words "and they lived happily ever after." But what if they don't live happily ever after? What if you're a frog prince turned into a human prince? Is life with the princess who kissed your "slimy frog lips" all that it's cracked up to be? John Scieszka pursues the answers to these questions by continuing the prince's story (Viking, 19991). As read by Patrick Girard Lawlor, the characters are easily distinguished, from the strident tones of the princess, to the longing voice of the prince when searching for someone to turn him back into a frog, to the sweet voice of the too helpful fairy godmother. Lawlor makes the three witches from famous fairy tales especially engaging. Listening to Snow White's witch while gazing at an illustration of the poison-infused apple makes it quite evident why the frog prince turned and ran! Excellent audio quality, subtle background music, and the use of sound effects such as a hair dryer, running footsteps, squelching gumdrops underfoot, and croaking frogs make this an entertaining addition to audio collections.-Judy Czarnecki, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt. Pleasant, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.