Frog is hungry for adventure. Tended to by Buttercup since he hatched from a golden egg, Frog has never known life outside his island. Buttercup tells a good tale of how Frog is really a prince and she saved him from ‘scorched earth, blackened skies and catastrophe’ at the End of the World. But stories are not enough. Frog determines to see it for himself. Except that, when he builds a raft and crosses The Inbetween – dressed in patchwork Catastrophe Pants and carrying his trusty stick Basil Rathbone, naturally – the world Frog comes across is nothing like what he expected. Nonetheless, he must negotiate this foreign territory and stake his claim to the royal throne.
Guy Bass is on great form here with this genuinely laugh-out-loud story of princesses, frogs and alien invasions. A Princess Bride for eight-year-olds.