Kiss Me! (I’m a Prince!)

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

Kiss Me! (I’m a Prince!)

by Heather McLeod

illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011

30 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: fairy tales, frogs, magic, fairy tale updated, strong girls



The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend from Alaska

The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend from Alaska

retold by Eric A. Kimmel

illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger

New York: Holiday House, 2006

28 pp

Age: 5+

Interests: princess, folklore, frogs, Tlingit, First Nations


The Princess and the Frog (2009)

The Princess and the Frog

Rated: G

Length:  97 min.

Age: 5 +                 Commonsense Media sez:  6 +

Scary Factor: villain Dr. Facilier calls upon evil spirits for help several times; three frog-hunters in the swamp shoot guns and whack each other around quite violently; shadow demons chase Prince Naveen; several close calls with alligators and other creatures in the swamp; death of a ‘good guy’ main character near the end is rather shocking and very sad; death of Facilier as demons drag him down into hell (presumably)

Intense: death of a main character is very upsetting, his funeral is shown with grieving friends, although in the end it is rather uplifting

Bad Behavior: some drinking in restaurants and parties, plus one brief gag re. a drunk at the masquerade ball

Language: “hell”, “crap”, insults (“stupid”)

Interests: frogs, swamps, New Orleans, jazz, magic, princesses





David Wiesner, author and illustrator

New York: Clarion, 1991

30 pp

ages 3 +

Interests: magic, frogs, night

By the same author: Flotsam, The Three Pigs, Sector 7


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