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A Frog Kiss

Andrus Kivirähk

  • Illustrator: Anne Pikkov
  • Language: Estonian
  • Varrak
  • 2013, 36 pp
  • ISBN: 9789985326411
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 5+
Rights sold: German

A Frog Kiss is a lovely story that shows fairy tales do not always work out the way they’re supposed to. Everybody knows that a frog should turn into a princess when kissed, but sometimes the unexpected happens. It all begins with Santa Claus flying back home from one of his shopping trips and losing a couple of books along the way. As Fox, Rabbit, and Wolf read the fairy tale, they all develop their own ideas about frogs and kisses. Clever plot twists have always been a strength of Andrus Kivirähk’s writing, and the playful illustrations done by Anne Pikkov add another dimension to the story. Why does Bear end up walking on his hands, for a start?

2013 Good Children’s Book