I have been attempting to create a construction paper cutout look and feel for this story, so here's my latest attempt.
Interestingly, the more I played with the images the more Philip came out looking worse and worse, which I actually liked more and more.
So now my idea is to have the princess and everyone else in the story even less attractive, so Philip still maintains the look of what he will ultimately become... a dashing prince.
Synopsis: When a girl kisses a frog who turns into a prince, she wonders what other animals will turn into if she kisses THEM!
So off she goes to the park and the zoo and the aquarium, smooching each animal, fish, bird and reptile she comes across.
It's fine when dogs turn into doctors.
It's great when cats turn into artists.
But what happens when things get out of hand. And how will she turn everyone back into their animal forms if they don't want to go?
This is an idea that I've been working on for a while now.
The most difficult problem I've had with the story is trying to settle on which occupations would be best suited to each animal.
I'm good with dogs become doctors and cats being artistic. But is it insulting to turn wolves into lawyers?
I have also played with the opposite of this story, where a frog kisses a human and she turns into a beautiful frog. So then the frog starts kissing other humans who then turn into the various animals based on their professions. But that wound up being a bit to "highs concept".
More to come on this one, as soon as I figure out what a lizard turning into a librarian will look like!