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A re-telling of one of the Brothers Grimm’s best-loved fairytales about a princess, a promise, and a frog with a secret. Humorously illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Mike Gordon. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

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Book information

Age
5+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
530L
CEFR Level
B2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746064214
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Hardback with CD
ISBN: 9780746088975
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Mike Gordon

Author information

Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.

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“very good story!”
Last week, I read this book. This book has very good writing and drawings. I like this book!

Press reviews

“Beginner readers will enjoy this jolly retelling of a traditional fairytale. Good characterisations, music and sound effects. Readalong version included.”

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  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.
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