Vicky Beeching, Writer, speaker, and LGBT campaigner
This is a crucial book for kids to read; it promotes the importance of self-acceptance, as well as respect for others, and does so in a fresh, creative and engaging way. I wish resources like this had existed when I was growing up!
Charles Radcliffe, former Head of Equality & Non-Discrimination, United Nations Human Rights Office, New York
The Prince and the Frog will delight countless children at bedtime ... and perhaps even inspire tomorrow's human rights champions.
Gemma Curtis, Head of Education, Diversity Role Models
Olly has written another sweet, endearing love story with a twist. It's a joy to read children's books that feature same sex relationships, as representation and visibility are key when developing empathy and compassion from an early age.
Riyadh Khalaf, TV Presenter and LGBTQI+ Filmmaker
I wish a book like this had existed when I was a kid. Teaching diversity and acceptance from a young, formative age is extremely important and this story hits the nail on the head.
Rebecca Seymour, Little Parachutes
Breaks away from the traditional stereotypes of fairy tale romance, and champions love for love's sake - whether you're a prince, a princess or indeed, a frog!
An excellent resource for teaching kids about LGBT+ people and the diversity that exists under the rainbow.
Peter Tatchell, Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation
A sweet story that shows love can happen in many different ways, often when you least expect it and with someone you'd never imagined.
Roland White, Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Microsoft
These modern day stories help to break down many stereotypes for school children, and allow their minds to explore the scope of what is possible in this world, working together.
Simon Jones, Director, Pride in London
Unequivocally a must read for our future generations, The Prince & The Frog seeks to break down those barriers which many young people face in today's society.
Professor Sue SandersSchools OUT UK
The Prince and the Frog is a new take on an old fairy story. We all need to make the old stories work for us and this one has been beautifully done to meet the needs of youngsters who feel that the heterosexual love stories just don't speak to them, as well as widening the horizons of all children to see that love is found in many different places. The illustrations add to the simple text and help to tell a heart warming story of friendship and autonomy. The lesson plan at the back of the book for Key stages 1 and 2 by Andrew Moffat MBE will give teachers ideas on how to build on the ideas and meet the needs of the National Curriculum
A deliciously inventive re-telling of a traditional fairy tale, this picture book will help young children understand how gender differences are important.