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Flannel Friday: My Froggy Valentine


Hello my little Valentines!

Here’s a silly little V-Day story I found in our holiday collection.

My Froggy Valentine by Matt Novak

Princess Polly is looking for her Prince Charming, but the only men she meets are frogs.

Princess Polly and the frogs

Each one promises that a kiss from a beautiful princess will turn him into a prince.

She’s an open-minded girl, so she gives it a whirl:


Instead of turning into a handsome prince, the frog turns into a hairy beast.

Your Royal Hairy Beastness

“Wait, just a minute, you said you’d turn into a prince, but I know a hairy beast when I see one!”

“I’m prince of all the hairy beasts.”

Froggy #2:


Your Royal Ogreness

And on and on. In the end, it turns out that when Princess Polly kisses the 4th frog she (SPOILER ALERT!) turns into a frog… so Princess polly was actually a frog under a magic spell that had turned her into a person. She and her froggy prince hop off into the sunset together and live hoppily ever after. (oops, I forgot to take a picture of P.Polly as a frog, I’ll do that tomorrow, and add it.)

I used our frog dye cut to make the frogs, and then cobbled little creatures together on the flip side. It was a fun, if at times frustrating process. But it’s coming together, and i can’t wait to use it for my V-Day storytimes.

Happy Flannel Friday!

XO to Anna for hosting this mush fest!

I am coining a term that’s been a lifetime in the coming:

Pulling a Cate: forgetting until the very last second the particular details of an assigned project/event; forgetting (until the very last second) the deadlines an assigned project/event.

Usage: Sorry #FFRUers! I forgot that the V-day #FF was happening this week. I have something in the works, but I’ll be posting a little late today. I’m posting this, so I can send Anna a link for the #FFRU at a reasonable hour.

Anywho, check back later

10 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: My Froggy Valentine

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  4. I love this story and it makes a fabulous flannel board. I’d love to use it for storytime, but I don’t have access to the book. What happens when she kisses the 3rd frog???

    • It’s pretty silly…. She kisses the 3rd frog, and at first, nothing happens. Then princess Polly starts to feel funny. Then suddenly she turns into a lovely pink frog (flip over princess Polly). It runs out the 3rd frog is the prince of all the frogs, and he wants her to be his queen. And they live hoppily ever after.

      Sorry my post was a little incomplete.i think I have the complete text on my computer a work. I email it to you tomorrow if you like.

  5. What a cute story! I just now got around to reading the Valentine flannel stories and I think I’m going to have to snag this one for my program next week. Thanks for sharing such a clever idea!

  6. Creative idea to do the flipping. Can’t wait to see Princess Polly as a frog. 🙂

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