This is the fourth book in the Frog Princess series by E. D. Baker. The series goes like this: A Prince Among Frogs, Dragon Kiss, The Frog Princess, Dragon’s Breath, The Dragon Princess, Once Upon A Curse, No Place for Magic, and Salamander Spell.
In Dragon’s Breath, Emerelda, Eadric and Grassina go on a quest to save Haywood from ‘otter-hood’. On the way they face many challenges and threats. But something terrible will happen concerning a family curse and a grumpy old witch …! My favourite part is when they meet Ralf, the dragon, and fight the Giant spider, as frogs – I thought this was interesting and scary because I HATE SPIDERS!
My favourite character was Ralf. Ralf is a dragon who is blue as well as being a young dragon prince whose grandfather is King Grumble Snort.
I really liked how this book is a real adventure and not just a normal fairy tale where five minutes later, they get married! It also doesn’t have the usual gender stereotypes fairy tales have.
I recommend it for 8-13 years old and I give it a 10 out of 10.
Alice from the Queenspark Noses In Books group.