Review: The Adventures of the Frog Prince by J. R. Barker

L: Literature for Children

A cute take on the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince,  The Adventures of the Frog Prince is a short story written for all ages. It begins with princesses from all the neighboring kingdoms visiting Prince Leo in an effort to win his heart. But Leo makes his contempt for them well known, and is turned into a frog. The rest of the story follows Leo as he tries to solve the mystery of who changed him and why. The lost of enemies is long, and even with the help of a princess and a spider in a similar situation, Prince Leo is not sure he will solve the mystery before most of the suspects return home.

While I expected more pictures in a children’s story, the plot of The Adventures of the Frog Prince is easy for children to follow, though a little simplistic for adults. Some problems are resolved a little too quickly and neatly, but, overall, it’s a cute, quick read with well-developed characters.

J. R. Barker‘s The Adventures of the Frog Prince is a good story for all ages, especially children.

3 stars

The Goodreads description:

The Prince had problems; he was stranded in a moat and was trying to come to terms with being small, green and surprisingly springy.
Now not only must he battle to control his new body, which is frequently prone to malfunction, but he must also avoid being eaten by things that are bigger than him as he tries to find his way back to the castle to find out who wants him out of the way and why.
Will he discover the culprit?
Will he ever be human again?
And, if all else fails, will he still be able to choose his Princess?
Find out in this captivating story, suitable for children of all ages.

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