The next morning, Cat opens her mouth and a toad hops out! What’s more, when Olivia speaks, diamonds and flowers appear. How unfair isthat? Before you can say "happily ever after," the girls are on the run from jewel thieves and a government agency. Can Cat save the day—and get rid of all those toads?
This is an enchanting fractured fairy tale from acclaimed Mother-Daughter Book Club author Heather Vogel Frederick.—Goodreads
First Line: "Are we there yet?" My little brother pulled his index finger out of his mouth, sounding anxious.
What Others Are Saying: "The plot takes many twists, some more predictable than others, and the story is well written and paced. For fans of fantasy and fairy tales, this is a gem."—School Library Journal
What I Thought: This was a fun read. Using Cat's step-family as the backdrop Frederick artfully used a familiar fairytale to put her characters in extraordinary circumstances. It was funny, touching and exciting all at once. The twists and turns and quick pace makes the book hard to put down.
About The Author:
Heather Vogel Frederick
Heather's work spans many genres, from picture books (Hide and Squeak) to historical fiction (The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed), fantasy (the Spy Miceadventures), fractured fairy tales (Once Upon a Toad), and contemporary fiction (the Mother-Daughter Book Club series).
Today, Heather lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two sons, and the family’s beloved Shetland sheepdogs, Bonnie and Billie Holliday.—Children's Literature Network
Newest Book: #6 of the Mother Daughter Book Club Series.