Fractured fairy tales by Jon Scieszka will always get a laugh and delight children when they find the pieces to other stories within. In this one, the Prince isn’t so happy and goes on a quest to find a witch who will turn him back into a frog. He meets witches from Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty, all stuck in their own stories and bent on poisoning him or eating him up. Steve Johnson‘s illustrations capture the slightly sinister and funny style of the story.
The Frog Prince Continued ends in a romantic twist, perfect for a Valentine’s Day love story or a fairy tale graphic organizer (I like the Spider Map for this one but make sure your kids know their classic fairy tales first; you can have each spider arm signify a fairy tale included in the story and have students find supporting elements, ie. Cinderella with supporting elements of fairy godmother, coach, clock striking midnight). A short reader’s theatre is here.