The Frog King - a picture book by Deanne Shoyer

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The Frog King by the Brothers Grimm, in two story versions, with magical illustrations by Viviane Dommann

The fairy tales collected and transcribed by the Brothers Grimm have been enjoyed by generations of children. As parents, we know how it feels to want to share with our kids the stories that entertained us as children, but these same stories often include elements that offend our modern sensibilities. Well, with this Frog King, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. This ebook includes both the traditional version of the Grimm's folktale and a version that is... well, not so traditional!

The Frog King, better known in English as either The Frog Prince or the Princess and the Frog, is a story that has existed in various forms for centuries. The Brothers Grimm were the first to write a complete version of this story and appropriately enough it was the first tale in their collection of stories for children. It tells of a beautiful but spoiled princess who, upon accidentally dropping her golden ball in a well, promises to let a frog be her companion if he retrieves the ball for her. Unfortunately, after the frog successfully recovers the ball, the Princess proves herself untrustworthy by breaking her promise. Undeterred, the frog follows her home and the next day arrives at the castle. After her father insists, the Princess reluctantly fulfills her promise and the frog is transformed into a Prince.

With the traditional version of the story, your child can immerse themselves in the enchanted world of fairy tales. In addition, they will be learning timeless lessons such as: don't make judgements based solely on appearances and promises should neither be made lightly nor broken. The second version of the story points out the many things about tales from a bygone era that seem very alien to us, but in a way that will have both you and your child giggling.

This eBook is based on JustKidsApps' interactive iPad storybook 'The Frog King' with terrific voice-over that will make you croak with laughter, interactive sound elements and animations, a frog family album and an extras section with froggy jokes, facts about toads and frogs, a quiz and little games.

About Deanne Shoyer

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Published June 3, 2012 by JustKidsApps - Katrin Draemann Barothy. 47 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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