This book picks up where the story of the Frog Prince left off. The first page shows the princess and the handsome (ok his legs and tongue are unusually elongated) Frog Prince and the last lines of the old story,
“The princess kissed the frog. He turned into a prince. And they lived happily ever after…”
Turn the page and you read, “Well, let’s just say they lived sort of happily for a long time. Okay, so they weren’t so happy. In fact they were miserable.
The book traces the Frog Prince’s attempts to be turned back into a frog so he could live happily ever after. He meets several witches from other fairy tales, whom he asks to cast a spell, but in each encounter, he discovers they have a hidden agenda. The witch from Hansel and Gretel wants to eat him, for example. Finally the fairy godmother from Cinderella casts a spell on him that doesn’t turn out happily ever after. The frog prince goes through an “attitude adjustment” that teaches a life lesson to kids that you need to be content with what you have and keep a positive, grateful attitude. The surprise ending is the ultimate touch, and the illustration for the last page is priceless.
I highly recommend this book.