The Frog Prince: The Princess and the Frog
Illustrated By: Sarah Frank
This is the tale of the Frog Prince, a Grimm's Fairy Tale. Disney's adaptation is titled, The Princess and the Frog. This version is brought to you by Stories to Grow By.
Once upon a time there was a Princess. Many a suitor came to the palace to win her hand in marriage, but it seemed to the Princess that each one of them looked at her without really seeing her at all.
“They act like there’s nothing more to a princess than her fine crown and royal dresses,” she said to herself with a frown.
One afternoon after one of these visits, the Princess thought, “Sometimes I wish I were little again.” She found her favorite ball from childhood, the one that sparkled when she threw it up high to the sun. She took the ball to the palace yard and threw it higher and higher.
One time she threw it extra high and when she ran to catch the ball, she tripped on a tree stump. The ball fell and plopped right down into the royal well! She raced over to fetch her ball before it dropped too far, but by the time she got there she could no longer see it in the water.
“Oh no!” she moaned, “This is terrible!” Just then a small green frog poked its head above the water.
“Maybe I can help you,” said the Frog.
“Yes,” said the Princess. “Please get my ball!”
“No problem,” said the Frog. “But first there’s something I must ask of you.”
“What do you mean?” said the Princess.
“It’s for you to spend time with me today,” said the Frog.
“I’m not sure I know what that means,” said the Princess.
“Just spend time with me today,” repeated the Frog.
“All right then, fine!” said the Princess. “Now please, get my ball!”
“I’m on it,” said the Frog. He dived deep into the well. A few moments later, up he came with the ball held high in one hand.
“Thank you,” said the Princess, taking it from him.
She turned to go.
“Wait a minute!” said the Frog. “You promised to spend time with me today!”
“I already did,” she said with a shrug. And the Princess walked back to the palace.
That night at dinner with her family and the royal advisers, there was a knock on the door. The servant opened the door and saw no one there. The Frog, standing down low, cleared his throat.
“The Princess promised to spend time with me today,” said the Frog in as loud a voice as he could. “So here I am.”
“Daughter!” said the King from the far end of the table. “Did you promise to spend time with this Frog, as he claims?”
“Sort of,” said the Princess. After a pause, she added, “Oh very well, come on in.”
The servants quickly set a new place setting for the Frog, and he hopped over to the royal dining table.
Conversation turned to a topic of concern in the kingdom. None of the royal advisers knew what to do.
“Father, if I may,” said the Princess. “Perhaps we could–“
“Stop!” said the King, cutting her off. “I have enough advisors, believe me.”
“If I may,” said the Frog, and it was the first time he had spoken at the table.
“There’s more to a princess than her fine crown and royal dresses.”
The Princess stared at the Frog. How could this little frog – more than anyone else – understand such a thing?
After dinner, the Frog bowed to the Princess. He said, “You have done what you said you would do. I suppose it’s time now for me to go.”
“No wait!” said the Princess, “it’s not that late. How about a walk in the garden?”
The Frog was delighted. The two of them walked in the royal garden, the Frog hopping along the stone wall so he and the Princess were at the same level and could talk easily.
They laughed about many things. Later, when the sun set, they admired the deep rosy reds it cast in the sky.
The Princess said, “You know, being with you tonight was a lot more fun than I thought.”
“I had a very good time, too,” said the Frog.
“Who knew?” said the Princess with a laugh. She leaned over and kissed the Frog lightly on his cheek.
At once, there was a puff of clouds and smoke. The small green frog had changed into a young prince! The Princess jumped back in surprise, and who could blame her? The Prince quickly told her not to worry, that all was well. Years before, an evil witch had put a spell on him that he must stay a frog until he was kissed by a princess.
The witch had laughed an evil laugh, saying, “Like THAT will ever happen!” But it did!
Now the Prince and Princess could get to know each other better. Years later, after they were married, they had a beautiful setting made for the ball and placed it on their royal dining table. And when the sunlight shone in through the palace windows, the ball sparkled for all to see.
- Choose one character. How did that person or animal change/grow/learn by the end of the story?
- What do you think this story is trying to show you?
1) The kindness and love that the princess gave the frog changed him back in to a prince. If you don’t try something, then you will never know what it feels like.
2) The story is trying to tell you that you shouldn’t break promises. Because in the start of the story the princess didn’t want to play with the Frog but at the end she did want to play with the frog and that’s how the frog changed back into a handsome kind young prince.
Just literally read this book to my newborn I think she really likes it when I read stories like these to her ! This is one of my favorite stories !!!
What is ur destiny can meet you in any form
My favourite story ☺️??☺️☺️
EXCELLENT ????? to excellent
Never to give up
My name is Shambhavi and I love art.
To be yourself even if you’re ugly or poor. Just be yourself & someone will love you someday.
This is teaching me to be kind to EVERYONE.
Nice gripping story with good narration. I would like hear from you more stories. Good night.
I read this story to my boyfriend he was sleep half way
The book enlightens us with acts of kindness and good hearts. First, the frog helping the princess and understanding her and treating her more like a human being, unlike others and she learns to be treat him with respect and liking him despite of his being a frog and falling in love with him which shows that there is more to a person than their looks. It’s what’s on the inside that matters most.
the book shows us that you can’t judge a book by its cover and also enlightened the fact that you don’t have to be the most handsome person for someone to fall in love with you just kindhearted and warm
I think that the character is trying to tell us about how the princess kissed the Frog and turned into a handsome young prince and later soon that got married and lived ever happily ever after. And how to be nice to everyone cuz you never know what’s going to happen tomorrow.
Loved the story.
good story for me, that’s good!
I love the story
Life is full of surprises
Be good always even to animals
i like it
the princess learned not to be rude.
I have for the first time heard a story of this! And I appreciate it i hope people can learn from this
That was the best story I’ve ever read
Wow good story:-*
Really cute, I liked reading this story. It was short and told quite nicely.
I love the story very much it’s nice. THANKS!??