SATURDAY MORNINGS FOR KIDS

JUST LIKE TV PROGRAMMING IN THE 50s AND 60s, PWR CATERS TO KIDS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS

A SILLY BUT ATTITUDE-CHANGING TAKE ON “THE FROG PRINCE”

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.

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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