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The frog prince, continued, by Jon Scieszka

Label
The frog prince, continued
Title
The frog prince, continued
Statement of responsibility
by Jon Scieszka
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 fix the situation
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 1992
Review
  • Gr 1-5-- As in The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Viking, 1989), Scieszka offers another tongue-in-cheek "rest of the story," telling what happens after the Princess kissed the frog. Readers won't be surprised to learn that they do not live "happily ever after." In fact, they're downright miserable. He misses the pond; she's tired of him sticking out his tongue and hopping on the furniture. In desperation, the bug-eyed hero decides to find a witch who can turn him back into the happy frog he once was. Successfully surviving encounters with several sinister but dimwitted witches from other tales, he finally meets Cinderella's Fairy Godmother who tries to help, but the transformation is definitely NOT what he had in mind. As the clock strikes midnight, he returns to human form and hurries home to his beloved Princess where the tale ends unexpectedly, but indeed happily. Johnson's surreal illustrations are right on target for the offbeat story. Painted in deep, shadowy colors and expertly composed, they are filled with subtle and surprising humor that continually rewards viewers with laugh-out-loud visual treats. The overall design is clean and spacious, with figures and objects moving past the ragged borders of the pictures and across the pages, matching the verbal movement perfectly. Readers will relish the pleasure inherent in combining traditional fairy tale motifs with modern, everyday objects and actions. A winner.-- Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
  • Will Scieszka, who set the record straight in his bestselling The True Story of the Three Little Pigs , let the Frog Prince and the princess who kissed him live happily ever after? Well, maybe--but first the two must weather various marital difficulties. She hates the way he hops around on the furniture instead of slaying dragons, and he complains that she never likes to visit the pond anymore. The bug-eyed, long-tongued prince decides that he will be happy only if he becomes a frog once again, so he runs off in search of a witch to do the job. On the way, he encounters a trio of eccentric hags preoccupied with the plights of other fairy-tale characters, as well as a fairy godmother who is practicing turning various objects into carriages. Though their coloring is somewhat somber, Johnson's ( No Star Nights ; The Salamander Room ) stylized, sophisticated pictures add to the keen humor of this revisionist revelry. Ages 3-8. (May)
  • The co-author (with A. Wolf) of The Tree Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989) assays another humorous embroidery of a traditional tale with somewhat less notable success. The picture of the erstwhile frog and his princess bickering ("Stop sticking your tongue out like that"; "How come you never want to go down to the pond anymore?") is genuinely funny, and the prince's quest for a witch to turn him back into a frog--during which he runs into witches from several other tales--is amusing. But the conclusion--glad to get back to his princess, he kisses her and they both become happy frogs--seems limp and unmotivated. Meanwhile, Johnson's paintings, though he adopts some of Lane Smith's fey menace and induces tension by canting his perspectives, lack Smith's wit, imagination, and masterful sense of design. Still, the situation and dialogue are irreverently comical and Johnson's caricatures are adroitly satirical. It's an entertaining effort-- just not up to that superlative first book. (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 1991)
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
114658
Cataloging source
GZD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scieszka, Jon
Credits note
Music by Chris Kubie
Dewey number
813
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Interest level
  • LG
  • 3-5
LC call number
PZ8.S3134
LC item number
Fr 1991b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 5
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Patrick Girard Lawler
Reading level
  • 3.2
  • 4.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lawlor, Patrick G.
  • Kubie, Chris
  • Johnson, Steve
  • Live Oak Media (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Princes
  • Witches
  • Fairy tales
  • Princes
  • Witches
  • Fairy tales
  • Princes
  • Witches
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The frog prince, continued, by Jon Scieszka
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Track 1: narration with page turn signals; track 2: narration with no page turn signals
  • Accompanying book, illustrated by Steve Johnson, published: New York : Puffin Book, 1994
Accompanying material
1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Track 1: 10:40 (Narration with with page turn signals); Track 2: 10:31 (Narration with with no page turn signals)
Control code
ocm56968894
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (21 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780670834211
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
051488006992
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)56968894
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The frog prince, continued, by Jon Scieszka
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Track 1: narration with page turn signals; track 2: narration with no page turn signals
  • Accompanying book, illustrated by Steve Johnson, published: New York : Puffin Book, 1994
Accompanying material
1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Track 1: 10:40 (Narration with with page turn signals); Track 2: 10:31 (Narration with with no page turn signals)
Control code
ocm56968894
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (21 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780670834211
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
051488006992
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)56968894
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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