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The Frog Prince (Hello Reader! Level 3, Grades 1 & 2) (original 1974; edition 1993)

by Edith H. Tarcov, James Marshall (Illustrator)

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Title:The Frog Prince (Hello Reader! Level 3, Grades 1 & 2)
Authors:Edith H. Tarcov
Other authors:James Marshall (Illustrator)
Info:Cartwheel (1993), Paperback, 40 pages
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The Frog Prince is about a frog that promises to get a princess' golden ball from the bottom of a well, as long as she promises that he can eat, drink, and sleep in a comfy bed with her. She makes an empty promise to him, but her father forces her to keep it. The frog does all these things with her. When she gets so mad at the frog that she throws him against a wall, the frog magically turns into a prince.
This is a good book to teach kids about responsibility and keeping promises. The illustrations are funny and may be amusing to kids. ( )
  ergreenb | Jan 27, 2013 |
Summary: A princess playing by a water well finds her prince. The princess drops her golden ball into a well where a cursed prince, that had been turned into a frog sat. The princess drops her golden ball into the well and begins to cry. The frog makes a proposition to her, if he retreives her golden ball the princess has to take him home with her and become her freind. The princess makes a promise to do so butthen leaves the frog who follows her to the castle anyway. The frog arrives at the castle, but the princess does not let him in, at which time the king tells the princess that she made a promise and must keep it. The princess becomes angry with thefrog and throws him against the wall at which time he turns into a prince and they live happily ever after.

Personal Reaction: A story abount princesses, frogs, kings, and castles, one of my favorite stories. Who wouldn't like a story like that. The best part is the ending, the happily ever after.

Teaching Extensions:
1) The Frog Prince could be used in a history lesson to talk about midieval times.
2) The Frog Prince could be used to teach the importance of honesty and responsibility.
3) The Frog Prince can be a lesson in the importance of friendship.
  tonyalwickware | Oct 20, 2012 |
This is a book that strays from the classic tale of a princess kissing a frog and the frog turning into a prince. The story line would really amuse a young audience of readers. However, this book would be challenging for a first or second grader to read by themselves so you could create a read-aloud lesson plan for this book. Have the students get into a literature circle and read alout this story to them. Emphasize the new vocabulary words in the story before you begin reading it and place these vocab words on the board or somewhere where they can all see. Then throughout the novel have the students with your guidance develop meaning for each of the vocab words.
  acochra | Oct 25, 2010 |
Cartoon like illustrations, proportions are odd. Princess throws frog against wall instigating the transformation. No mention of Iron Henry. ( )
  MrsBond | Apr 27, 2009 |
I thought the illustrations could be a little prettier. It has the older ending version, which means there was no kissing of the frog prince. It's still ok for little kids though. ( )
  geekeagle | Dec 13, 2008 |
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Hello, Reader!
"Princess, princess, open up!
Princess, princess, let us sup!
Remember who brought you the ball that fell!
Remember your promise by the well!

Will the beautiful princess ever be friends with the ugly old frog?
Maybe - with a little bit of magic...
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Angry at being forced to keep her promise to a frog, the princess finally resorts to violent action, with unexpected results.

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