A spunky cowgirl named Reba Jo meets her match when she makes a deal with a clever horned toad. This spicy Southwestern retelling of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince, is peppered with Spanish words and phrases.
"Readers-aloud and listeners who have a hankering for the Wild West are going to bust their britches when they get a look at Reba Jo and her heroic toad."
"Hopkins spices up the Brothers Grimm's 'The Frog Prince' by setting it in the American Southwest and casting its heroine as a spunky cowgirl."
"An entertaining version of 'The Frog Prince' with a Texas twist."
"This book boasts a strong Southwestern setting that positively influences the text...This book allows for illuminating connections to the Grimm text while recreating the main characters in a way that's consistent with this truly American setting."
"Hopkins laces her delightful story with Spanish words and cowboy lingo perfectly. The trick ending is ingenious."
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