Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde is an entertaining twist on The Frog Prince.
Princess Imogene is tricked into kissing an annoying village
boy-turned-frog, she succeeds in turning him back into a human . . . but
rather than breaking the curse, she ends up trapped in frog form
herself. She goes to the witch for help, but the witch proves
spectacularly unhelpful. Imogene must either remain a frog, or find
someone else to kiss and take on the curse in turn. Before she can
figure out what to do about the situation, she finds herself captured by
a boy-crazy teen runaway and a ragtag acting troupe who plan to use her
in their show, and have no intention of returning her to the castle.
Even if Imogene can escape, can she find a way to break the curse
without condemning someone else to the same fate?
is a quick, amusing read, with plenty of humor. It doesn't break any
new ground -- E.D. Baker already covered the princess-turned-frog ground
pretty thoroughly in The Frog Princess
-- nor is it particularly deep. However, the writing is clever enough,
and the plot enjoyable enough, that young readers are likely to find it
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)