(Paperback) - 2005
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This is a modern version of the fairy tale about the Princess who kisses a frog, and he turns into a Prince - although in this retelling, she kisses a toad, and he doesn't turn into a Prince immediately. Oh no. He just falls in love with her generous spirit, and then has to get a wizard to perform the transformation. Very luckily he is friendly with the Court Magician's shaggy dog, and between them they manage to manipulate the wizard's magic for their own ends. The toad makes an incredibly ugly Prince (all protruding eyes, and prehensile tongue, not to mention an abiding delight in eating flies). How amazing that the Princess is just like him! They could have been made for each other!
- Published: 2005
- ISBN: 9781842703151
- Age Range: 5+ years
Rebecca Lisle was born in Yorkshire. She trained at Oxford University as a Biology teacher. After having lived in such exciting places as New York and Switzerland, she now lives in Bristol with her husband, two sons, and two cats.
Emily Smith is a journalist and mother of three children. Her very first children's book, ASTRID THE AU PAIR FROM OUTER SPACE, won the silver medal in the 6-8 age group, at the Smarties Prize 1999. Her next title for Young Corgi, THE SHRIMP, won the 6-8 age group Smarties gold medal in 2000.