Synopsis from Amazon
The Legend of Frog is the first book in a brand new three-part series by award-winning and best-selling author, Guy Bass (Stitch Head and Stitch Head: The Pirate’s Eye). A mash-up of fairy tale, fantasy and science fiction with a hearty helping of humour, The Legend of Frog is sure to introduce Guy to a whole new raft of readers as well as delighting his legions of fans. Prince Frog is convinced he’s destined to rule the world …the trouble is, the world has ended. Undeterred, Frog sets out to claim his crown, armed with nothing more than a pair of Catastrophe Pants and his trusty stick, Basil Rathbone. But Frog soon realizes that the world isn’t quite as ended as he thought. He discovers a magical kingdom, filled with wild landscapes, strange creatures …and a princess sitting on his throne. Together with his new friend, Sheriff Explosion the sheep, Frog seeks to prove his princeliness and escape the clutches of the princess who’s sure he’d make a better pet than a prince. But just when Frog thinks things can’t get any worse, he discovers he is actually the prince of an invading alien army and that he’s just given the go-ahead for an all-out alien invasion. Can he and the princess put aside their differences long enough to save the kingdom – and the world? It’s time for Frog to decide whether to be a prince or a hero?
REVIEW BY SHELLY
This is the hilarious tale of a frog, a princess and an all-out alien invasion. Frog is on a quest to search for his birth right and that means he must travel to the End of the World. So armed with his trusty sword, Basil Rathbone, and Catastrophe pants he sets off to stake claim to his royal throne.
This is a romping good read that I got through in one sitting. I thought the story was really funny and the characters really well written. Frog is a great lead and is very funny especially when we get glimpses of his diary – written like an 8 year old would write even though Frog is only 1! Even though Frog is the main character I have to say that my favourite would be Sheriff Explosion – his trusty steed. A joy to find out that he is in fact a sheep that cannot giddy up and has to be carried everywhere.
I would highly recommend this book to all young readers especially young boys as it is an easy read but really funny and will draw them in straight away. I mean what is not to love about a Frog who thinks he is a prince battling Aliens in bipods whilst putting up with a Princess who thinks he is destroying everything. I for one am hooked and cannot wait for the next tale.