Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Perfect Prince

Life's not easy when you're a Princess. The constant pressure of your parents trying to marry you off to Princes who are too fat, too skinny, too boring or too smelly. Definitely takes the shine off an otherwise perfect life. 

Princess Isabella decides that this isn't the life for her, and in a twist on "The Princess and the Frog", strange and magical things happen when the regal lass snogs a warty pond-dweller on an afternoon walk. 

A little too close for comfort to the Disney film "The Frog Princess" in some places, The Perfect Prince nevertheless manages to be a fun read with some wonderfully quirky artwork (I'd love to know where Sue Mason and other artists source all their weird photogravure clip art from. I can never find any by googling for the stuff, durn it!)

You'll see the twist at the end coming a mile off, but don't worry, it's a croaking good read all the same. 

Charlotte's best bit: An odd toy floating in the castle moat (!)

Daddy's favourite bit: Froggy antics at the end of the book

Rating: 3 out of 5