Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Real Story of the Princess and the Frog


HELLO, ARE YOU A FROG?
A picture book story, without the pictures


“What are you going to do today?” asked the King with a smile.

Princess Izzy thought for a moment. “I think I’ll catch a frog.”

“Eew! Frogs are ugly and they have germs. Stay away from frogs,” said, the Queen.

So, of course, the Princess went out to look for frogs. The only problem was, she’d never seen a frog before.

“Hello, are you a frog?” asked the Princess. [to a snake]

“Sssilly girl. Do I look like a frog?”
“Well, you are ugly,” said the Princess. “Do you have germs?”

“Yesssss, of course! Everybody hasss germsss.”

“Then you must be a frog,” said the Princess, and she took him into the castle.

“Eeeek!” screamed the Queen as she climbed up onto her throne. “A snake!”

“Yes, it is ugly,” said the King. “But frogs are slimy as well as ugly.”

“I thought something was missing,” said the Princess.

“Sssee you later,” said the snake as he slithered away.

So, the Princess went out to look for frogs. She found a slimy trail in the grass.
“Hello, are you a frog?” asked the Princess. [to a slug]

“Oh dear! I’m very sorry, Miss, but I am definitely not a frog.”

“But you are ugly and you are slimy. Can you give me some germs?” asked the Princess.
“I’d really rather not.”

“But if you’re ugly and slimy and germy, then you must be a frog,” said the Princess and she took him into the castle.

“Eeeek!” yelled the Queen as she ran off to her bedroom. “A slug!”

“Umm,” said the King. “It’s true that slugs are slimy and ugly. But frogs also have legs.”

“You could have told me that already,” said the Princess. But the King just smiled.

“Don’t bother to show me out,” said the slug as he slipped away.

So, Princess Izzy went out to look for frogs. She saw some green legs.

“Hello, are you a frog?” asked the Princess. [to a salamander]

“Get lost, girly! Don’t you know what frogs look like?”

“I think so,” said the Princess. “Frogs are ugly, slimy, and have legs just like you. I’ll bet you have germs too!”

“I may have a few. Why do you ask?”

But the Princess didn’t answer. She was sure this was a frog. She picked him up and took him into the castle.

“Eeeek!” cried the Queen as she ran off to the bathroom. “A salamander!”

“Well, he is ugly and slimy,” said the King, “and he does have legs. But he has a tail. Frogs don’t have tails.”

“Is there anything else you ought to tell me,” said the Princess.

“No, I think that should do it,” said the King with a smile.

“Better luck next time, kiddo!” said the salamander as he shuffled away.

So, the Princess went out to look for frogs. She looked and looked and looked and then…

“Hello, are you a frog?” asked the Princess. [to a frog]

“Hello, Princess,” said the frog. “How did you know it was me?”

“Well, you’re ugly.”

“Yes, I must admit that I am.”

“And you are slimy.”

“How true, how true.”

“You have legs.”

“One of my better features, don’t you think.”

“And you don’t have a tail,” said the Princess. “Do you have germs, by chance?”

“Not many.”

“Well, if you have germs and legs and slime and you’re ugly and you don’t have a tail, then you must be a frog.”

“I can’t deny it. I am a frog. Now do I get my kiss?” asked the frog.

“Kiss?”

“Certainly, why else would a princess want a frog? Frogs are made for kissing! Just one kiss and I will turn into a handsome Prince. Then we can get married and live happily ever after.”

“But I don’t want a Prince; I just want a frog. A Prince would be a boy, and boys are not nearly as much fun as frogs. Besides…I don’t think the Queen is afraid of boys,” said the Princess as she picked up the frog and headed back into the castle. [Queen is seen running from the frog]

4 comments:

mom said...

I'll give you a kiss. :)

Karen said...

You have talent in many writing genres. Now you just need to learn to draw... or find someone to do it for you. I would be that queen running off... hate snakes, slugs, and frogs... for some reason salamanders don't bother me.

jill said...

I'll take the frog and plaster him with kisses, if that's what it takes! Where do I find him? Cute story Bart!

Urthman said...

Julee -- I'll be waiting for that kiss.

Karen -- If you know someone who draws and wants to work for free (unless of course it gets published), then I'm certainly interested.

Jill -- Frogs are in lot's of places. Let me know what happens when you try to kiss one.