Welcome back to a new week here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!
Here's hoping you are having a great day and blue skies are all that await you this week. What's that? Why am I so chipper today? Oh, no reason....
Today's the day and so this post....totally pre-scheduled and probably all by it's lonesome unless I feel like logging in later on...doubtful, but ya never know since I luvs talking with all of you out there in the bloggy world. But enough about me...let's get this PAR-TY started! Today's post features a book from my own personal library as in straight from the heart of Mount Book-ulus itself. It pays a visit to a childhood classic while adding its own unique twist (hmm, sorta like each birthday does if you think about it). The book of choice for today is....
The Frog Prince...Continued
Once upon a time there was a frog....a girl kissed him (yuck!)...he turned into a prince...and POOF! They lived happily ever after...or did they? What REALLY happens to fairytale characters once we close the door on this very small chapter in their lives? I mean they hardly even know each other! How could they possibly know if they'd get along...have similar tastes...etcetera? Is ONE kiss supposed to cement their relationship for all time? What if it was just a fluke? Here's your chance to find out....
Okay, I know what you're (probably) thinking....why on earth did she choose this book for Halloween? You say WHY...I say, WHY NOT? Let's break it down for a second here. It has witches (several), magic (good and bad), and a frog...well, a frog prince, but he could still be used in a potion I'm sure since he kept the frog tongue according to the pictures which definitely puts him as more frog than prince in my book. Also, did you see the cover? *waits patiently while you scroll up* The word "continued" is scrawled across the front in red...looks pretty ominous if you ask me (and you did ask, right? Just making sure I'm not hearing voices now.... *glances around*). Speaking of the cover...though my copy is a paperback, I love the look both front and back of an old-timey book with a worn leather cover and gilded letters across the front; definitely gets you in the mood for a good story...and it doesn't disappoint.
All in all, a fun read from cover to quick ending; another win for picture and storybook fans in a supposedly declining market (we'll see about that). Recommended reading fun for all ages. As this title came from my own bookish treasure trove, there's no one to thank for a review copy....but should you wish to learn more about it, my own version lists Puffin Books as the publisher, so stop by their site for a looksie.
Until next time...happy reading!