“Once upon a time, there was a frog. This frog did not live with the other frogs, because they wouldn’t let it. They said the frog told lies and was ugly.”
The Frog Princess? is one of my all-time favorite books. Good luck getting your hands on it, though. It’s scarce and out of print. In the story, an ugly frog meets several fairy tale animals. When the animals talk about their stories, the frog’s reply is always the same: “Reddit.”
Eventually, a prince comes along, and he thinks the frog is cute. So he kisses it. Umm, eww. Bet you can’t guess what happens next. The frog transforms into a beautiful… princess? Not quite. Try someone a little more well-read, yet still stunningly beautiful.
Kids will have great fun listening to the story and joining in whenever the frog says “Reddit.” I have a frog puppet I like to use when telling the story. When the frog opens his mouth, the kids know it’s time to say “Reddit.” As for a great activity, let the kids make their own paper bag frog puppets.
Themes: Reading, Kindness