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Publisher's Summary

Princess Emma will do just about anything to get out of marrying the self-centered Prince Jorge. So when she meets a frog named Eadric who claims, of course, to be a prince, she decides to give him a kiss and see what happens. Bad idea. The frog stays a frog, and worse still, Emma turns into a frog herself. It turns out only the person who cast the spell can break it, so Emma and Eadric are soon hopping along trying to find the witch who can make them human again. This clever twist on the classic fairy tale is full of good-natured fun and romance.
©2002 E.D. Baker (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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Enjoyable for the whole family

This is a great book for a family car trip. We all enjoyed it - from my eight-year-old daughter through my teenaged sons (honestly!) to me. No one even minded listening to sections again so that others could catch up. Excellent

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Enjoyable for the whole family

This is a story written primarily for children but which is certainly enjoyable even if you are an adult. The story is simple enough for a child to follow, but has enough twists to keep an adult interested. There are occasional sidelong references to common sayings or phrases that adults will find amusing but which will be unnoticed by a younger listener who isn’t as familiar with English’s idioms.

The narrator is excellent. She differentiates the voices well and tells the story with apparent enthusiasm.

I think that anyone over the age of five will enjoy this book, and, while an adult will also enjoy it, it really would rate only three stars for folks over 18.

Listen to this one while on an automobile trip with kids and everyone will have a good time.

– Loren

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Entertaining!

My children (11, 8 and 5) all enjoyed listening to this "modern" fairy tale while on a roadtrip. The story is entertaining, humorous and made the trip all the more pleasant.

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Fun MG fantasy romance

This was a super fun, middle grade, fantasy romance. The characters was cute and funny. The story was light hearted and enjoyable. I listened to it straight through. I’ll definitely listen to the rest of the series. I was happy to get this in the Audible Escape package as it’s low on middle grade and YA books. 3.5 stars

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I love the narrator

Even though I love the marrator I don't think I will listen to this again I really struggled to finish this one

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i was entertained

a great childrens story humorus adventure were kissing the frog well... didnt have the expected results ive listened several times a nice walk into childhood emagination loved it

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Loud breeding and mouth noises very distracting

Loud breeding and mouth noises very distracting. It took a lot from a very good. performance and nice story

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Simple and cute fairy tale with a twist

Series Info/Source: This is the first book in the Tales of the Frog Princess series. I borrowed this audiobook through Audible Escapes.

Audiobook Quality (4/5): The audiobook was decently done, no complaints. The narrator was easy to listen to and did character voices well.

Story (3/5): This is a very simple story intended for a younger audience, I did not enjoy it much, it was just too simple for me. It's a typical fairy tale with a bit of a twist. The plot is very basic and it is written at a low reading level and predictable. It's not a bad story, I just didn't find it all that interesting. The premise of the story is that Princess Emma wants to get out of marrying Prince Jorge so she kisses a frog in the swamp who says he’s a prince. Instead Emma herself is turned into a frog and her and the frog (Eadric) now both have to figure out how to be turned human again.

Characters (2/5): The characters were okay I guess. They are very over characterized and very one dimensional. I thought Emma’s humored tolerance of Eadric’s ridiculousness was silly and patronizing. Eadric was a pretty lame character and because of his denseness was unable to form any type of equal partnership with Emma. All the characters in here were childish and somewhat annoying.

Setting (3/5): This whole story is set in a very typical type of fairy tale world. You got your basic castle, spooky forest, etc. Nothing special here.

Writing Style (2/5): The whole story is written in a very simple and straight-forward style. It comes across as an over-characterized fairy tale, yes there is a twist but it was more silly than ironic. I just didn’t enjoy this. Looking back at my reviews I have also read “The Wide-Awake Princess” and felt the same way about that book. I might have enjoyed Baker’s writing style when I was five or six years old, but now I just find it predictable, bland and boring. These are definitely not stories that carry over well to adults.

My Summary (3/5): Overall this is a cute and very simple princess story that is better suited for younger readers than adults. Everything is very simple, very predictable, and pretty darn boring. I didn’t enjoy the characters or the setting, but technically there’s nothing wrong with the story. There just wasn’t much here that appealed to me despite my love of fairy tale retellings. I have come to the solid conclusion that I just don’t enjoy ED Baker’s writing style and will be looking elsewhere for more fairy retellings to read.

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Children love this story

We really enjoyed the narration and the story. Highly recommend for children ages 5-10.

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Adorable and sweet

An adorable little story, performed by the best and loveliest narrator- RIP Katherine, you are missed!

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  • 01-16-18

A great reading, captured the spirit of the book

Classic book from my childhood. Shame the actual sequel dragon's breath is not available and once upon a curse is not available.