Jonathan Emmett’s clever twist on the “The Frog Prince,” spunky,
bespectacled Princess Martha doubts the princely background of a talking frog.
While her sisters are convinced that giving him the royal treatment will turn
him into Prince Charming (like their story book says), fact-loving Martha knows
Prince Ribbit is nothing but a clever, deceptive, and quite ordinary amphibian.
So, armed with the facts from her nonfiction
books, she sets out to expose Prince Ribbit and prove to her sisters that “just
because it’s in a book doesn’t mean it’s true.” But before “The End,” Princess
Martha might just learn that lesson for herself!
Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene, the team that created the
wickedly funny tale The Santa Trap, comes Prince Ribbit―a delightfully clever piece of meta-fiction for young readers about the pitfalls of trusting everything
you read. In a world where the lines
between fact and fiction are often blurred, or ignored entirely, this
“fractured fairytale” reminds children to approach every story they read,
whether in the library or online, with a healthy amount of skepticism and
“A delightful story to pair with the original fairy
tale and an excellent way to begin a discussion about factual books versus
fiction.” —School Library Connection
will take away a universally appealing lesson: it’s fun to be clever.” ―Publishers Weekly
title hops into stores and libraries on March 1st, so make sure you
capture a copy at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble. Let Martha and her amphibian prince help you open the door
to a discussion of fact vs. fiction!