A little frog doesn't want to be transformed into a magical prince in Hatcher and Davis' colourful and inclusive rhyming picture book that challenges gender stereotypes.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2023 Illustrated Books Shortlist
Hopp is a little frog who definitely does NOT want to be a prince! A fairy tale for the 21st century that challenges gender stereotypes and encourages children to be proud to be themselves.
On a misty lagoon in a fairy tale land, young frogs wait patiently to be turned into magical princes. But one little frog is different . . . Hopp definitely does NOT want to be a prince!
When Hopp sets out on a journey to find their true self, everyone assumes the little frog is destined to be a prince . . . how could such a strong, brave, and kind frog be anything else? But all it takes is one understanding new friend to help Hopp undergo a magical transformation that causes a positive change to ripple all across the lagoon!
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 272 x 248 x 6 mm
'Crisp rhymes and bold illustrations combine in this sweet, satisfying fairytale, challenging gender stereotypes and asserting every frog's right to choose their own path.' - The Guardian
'A gentle tale of empowerment and acceptance [...] The whole thing makes your heart sing.' - Lou Fraser, author of The Littlest Yak
'A powerful, colourful, cheerleading read that's wonderfully illustrated. It's an empowering, happy-hoppy story that says 'Be who you want to be' and don't take no croaks about it.' - Karl Newson
'A joyous, uplifting book [...] Bright and beautiful and life-affirming.' - Rashmi Sirdeshpande
'Super fun, super cute, with a great message about being true to yourself.' - Harry Woodgate, creator of Grandad's Camper
'Truly a book to treasure and deserves a place on every shelf.' - Sophie Anderson
'Beautifully crafted rhyme and bright bold images in an empowering story that embraces inclusion and opens the way for discussions about being true to who you are.' - Karen Swann
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“A Funny, Joyful Book About Being Exactly Who You Want To Be”
What a great book. A fantastic message of equality and accepting others as they want to be, without it banging you over the head with a spade. This is so joyful and celebratory.
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I adore this book SO much. The heart-warming story, the wonderful rhyme and the artwork!!
Rachael Davis and Beatrix Hatcher have created a joyful celebration of what it means to be… YOU! Love Hopp!
This is such a gender positive book! Encourages children to feel good in their own bodies through a beautifully written rhyming story. It helps them see they can be whatever and whoever they want to be even if others... More
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