There is a terribly romantic mood on the pond where Prince Bertie the Frog lives. All the pond life are excited by Valentine’s Day, but nobody is more excited than Bertie. All he has to do is to lure the lovely Princess Beatrice down to the pond, receive a kiss from Her Royal Loveliness, and he will turn back into his true self – a handsome prince. Sadie the Swan has a plan, but Colin the Carp is certain that it won’t be so easy to persuade a princess to kiss Bertie.
Hello, this is Natasha, and I’m dropping by to tell you the true storynory of Prince Bertie the Frog’s Valentine’s Day.
Have you heard about Valentine’s Day?
It’s a very special day. Every year, on the 14th of February, you send cards to people you love and care about – and if there is someone you have been secretly admiring, you can send them a card, and not say who it is from.
That sounds terribly mysterious and exciting.
Anyway, a few days ago, I was going for a walk and I was thinking about who I might send a Valentine’s Card to this year, when I walked past the pond where Prince Bertie the frog lives with all his friends.
I saw Bertie sitting there, looking very sad.
Tim the Tadpole was trying to cheer him up. “Let’s go for a walk, Bertie,” said Tim.
“You haven’t got any legs, Tim,” said Bertie.
“Let’s play hopscotch.”
“No,” snapped Bertie.
Bertie looked blankly at his legless little friend as if he were a rather silly tadpole – which of course he was.
“C’mon Bertie,” said Colin the Grumpy Carp. “There’s nothing like a good old moan to improve everybody’s mood. One two three… Ugggggggg!”
When I saw how my friend Bertie looked, I felt rather sorry for him, and I knelt down by the edge of the pond. “Why so sad?” I asked.
Bertie blushed a shade of deepest green, and became all shy. He sighed a bit, and at length he said, “Well let me tell you a story, and it will all become clear.”
As his story was rather short, I’ll just tell it to you quickly…
Once upon time there was a handsome, brave and gallant prince, who was engaged to be married to a beautiful princess. Then one day a wicked queen got rather cross and shouted out a magic spell that turned him into a frog. For a whole year he sat on a lily leaf and cried big fat tears, but then, on a bright wintry day, his princess came wandering by the pond. She saw the sad little creature, picked him up in her hand, and kissed him. For you see, although he was a frog, he was still terribly handsome and she just couldn’t resist his charms. No sooner had she kissed him, than he turned back into a prince and they got married and lived happily ever after. THE END.
When I heard the story, I knew what Bertie meant. He was hoping for a Valentine’s day kiss from the lovely Princess Beatrice, for that would turn him back into a prince.
Colin the Carp was far from convinced. “Boring!” He said. “Fairy tales always end in soppy kisses and happily ever afters, but that’s because they are made up. If you ask me – which nobody ever does around this pond – in real life no self-respecting princess would kiss an ugly little frog; not even if you gave her a whole palace made of gold and filled to the top of its towers with pearls, frilly dresses, diamond tiaras and Girls Aloud CDs – not even then could she bring herself to kiss Bertie.”
Just then, Sadie the Swan glided across the pond. “Oh yes she could,” she said. “Princesses are always on the lookout for frogs to kiss… It’s their royal duty. We must lure the lovely Princess Beatrice to walk past the pond on Valentine’s Day, when she’s in her most dreamy and romantic mood, and she’s sure to kiss Bertie, because being a true princess she’ll just know that really he’s a handsome prince under a magic spell.”
So all the pond life thought very hard about how to get the lovely Princess Beatrice to walk past the pond and see Bertie. They thought and thought, and Tim was thinking so hard that he fell over backwards.
Then Sadie came up with a clever plan, because Sadie knows all about Valentine’s Day, and usually gets dozens of cards from swans all over the world.
“I know,” she said. “We’ll ask Natasha to send an announcement to the Palace Radio Station. Princess Beatrice will hear it, she’ll know it was meant for her, and she’ll come down to the pond, plant a kiss on Bertie, and they will both live happily ever after.”
“Gosh. I say, that’s really jolly clever, Sadie,” said Bertie. And so it was done.
On Valentine’s Day, the royal DJ was only playing romantic soppy love songs, and in between records he was reading out even gooier Valentine’s messages. It was all rather boring really, but everyone in the palace was listening out, just in case they heard a message that was meant for them.
Eventually he read out the lines for Princess Beatrice – but because it was a Valentine’s message, and meant to be sort of secret, it didn’t actually mention any names.
The DJ purred, “Greetings Royal pop-pickers. Here’s a message to get young hearts beating – not arf. If you go down to the palace pond today, only kiss a frog and your every wish will come true – all right, stay bright. And now here’s a cool chart-topper from years gone by – ‘Save All Your kisses for Me’ by the Brotherhood of Man.”
All the girls who lived in the palace and in the houses nearby heard the message on the palace radio, and each one of them wondered who would be the lucky girl who found the right frog to kiss, and whose every wish would come true. The same thought popped through the heads of quite a few of them: “I wonder if maybe, just maybe, it might be me.” Even I thought the same for a moment, and then I remembered that I’m not a true princess, just Bertie’s special storyteller, and so my wishes wouldn’t come true even if I did kiss him. So I decided not to afterall.
On Valentine’s Day, His Royal Highness, Prince Bertie the Frog, peeked out from behind his lilypad and looked at his reflection in the pond. His skin was a nice shiny shade of green. He sipped up some water and swilled away all the traces of green slime from around his mouth. It was a pity that he couldn’t do anything about the bumps on his head and back, but all the same, he was certain that if the lovely Princess Beatrice felt like kissing a frog that morning, it might as well be him.
The mood on the pond was terribly romantic. He could see that Sadie had already received a sackful of Valentine cards.
Tim had received one – from his mum, and Colin had received one as well, from Chloe Carp, and he was swimming around in quite an excited way – but actually that card was from Bertie playing a joke on him.
Bertie couldn’t wait for the lovely Princess Beatrice to come down and kiss him, so he hopped up onto the bank of the pond, and looked out across to the palace.
Soon a small girl came along and immediately she saw Bertie and cooed, “Oooh look Nanny, a frog. Let me kiss him quick and all my wishes will come true.” Bertie tried to hop away as fast as he could, but the girl’s brother caught him and held Bertie up to his sister’s lips.
“Go on now,” said the boy – who was really rather horrid. “Kissy kissy!”
“Ooooh,” said the girl, scrunching up her face, “he’s so shiny and green – quite the ugliest little creature I ever did see, but I’m sure that he’ll turn into a prince if I kiss him, so I suppose I had just better get it over with.”
She closed her eyes and kissed Bertie. Bertie thought the kiss was perfectly horrible, and he wriggled and wriggled, trying to escape, but the boy thought it was hilarious, and he put Bertie in his satchel and took him to school. In the playground the girls queued up and paid the boy with their pocket money, or toffee apples, or chewy sweets, and each one of them kissed Bertie to see if he would turn into a prince for them. Each one of them was disappointed that nothing happened – because none were a true princess. Some of them burst into tears.
It was a very miserable Bertie who eventually hopped back to the pond after receiving more kisses than he could count.
He was about to dive into the slimy green water when he saw Princess Beatrice. She was walking down to the pond, looking for a frog to kiss – for when she heard the message on the radio, she suspected that her wicked stepmother might have turned her beloved Prince Bertie into a frog, because she hadn’t seen or heard from him for quite a while now,and she knew that she must find him, and kiss him. Bertie became ever so excited, and started to hop up and down – but Beatrice didn’t see him. Instead, she spotted Old Tommy Frog, Tim the tadpole’s grandfather, who’d been sent down to check that Tim had received his card.
“Beatrice, my darling,” Bertie tried to cry out, but the only sound that came out of his mouth was a big, “Croak!”
Princess Beatrice was so lost in her thoughts that she didn’t even hear his croaking.
Instead, she knelt down and gave old grandfather Tommy a peck on the bump of his head. He got the shock of his ancient life, and dived straight back into the pond.
“I wish that Prince Bertie would come home soon,” said Beatrice, before adding, “Hmmm I’m not sure that I really like kissing frogs, but I suppose it’s my royal duty once in awhile”. Then she turned around and headed straight back to the palace.
Bertie felt a bit sad about that, but then he cheered up, because he knew the lovely Princess Beatrice still loved him, and was thinking about him on Valentine’s Day, wishing that he would come home. As Bertie went to sleep under his lily, he could see Colin swimming around, looking at his card and saying, “I wonder who Chloe Carp is?”
And that’s the true storynory of Bertie’s Valentine’s Day.
I hope you have a great day
Until next time, from me, Natasha, and all your friends at Storynory.com, bye, bye.
i loved it id kiss birdy then again im a mind prinsess
February 7, 2009
Wow you made this story two years ago!
February 9, 2009
i like it its pretty good
February 9, 2009
sorry my name is Travis but excellent story!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was a typo
February 9, 2009
very fun!!! ^.^
February 11, 2009
nice story!! kip up the gud work,,,thanks
February 13, 2009
In Real Life,perhaps we have to agree with Colin the Carp sometimes.
This morning,I was jogging in a park when an unkown old person came along and said to me,”Hello,poppet,I see you jogging and …”
I became very uneasy and nervous ,going by him as soon as possible,without listenning to what else he said.
Maybe he didn’t mean any harm, but I cannot trust such a stranger.
I feel sorry for Real Life when we have to be as pessimistic as Colin the Carp to protect ourselves.
February 21, 2009
please make a story where Bertie terns back into a prince please answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 21, 2009
Mary, if we do a story about Bertie turning into a prince, how will he have any more adventures?
***Reply to me Bertie!!!***
I think it was a great story!!!!
Especially beacause it has lot’s
and,lot’s of picture’s!!!!!!!!!!!
(What? It really does!!!)
And Bertie just don’t forget this, okay? That you’ve GOT to reply to this comment!!
And I mean it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have joined the site of storynory from the very beggining.And i like it very much.I know a lot of story sites but this one in the best of all.Thanks for makin such a joyfull website.I like it a lot.
March 6, 2009
dont tell me theos geting chotclet
mr grabber —
May 6, 2009
I llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it
May 30, 2009
i love this story
May 30, 2009
bertie your poplouar
June 12, 2009
I know you really love the Princess Beatrice. If you know her number, tell me so I could tell her which frog to kiss. If you want something else, please reply.
A royal fan
July 4, 2009
Eva, thanks ever so much for your kind offer to call Beatrice. When I was a prince, I had her number in my phone, but I could never remember it. It’s a pity !
I REALLY love happy endings.
could you probably tell us a story that when princess b. kisses prince b.?
PS. and PLEASE reply!
October 23, 2009
Oh, and bertie
I have a really good question:
If also Natasha wants prince B. to turn back into a prince, why doesn’t she tell Princess B. where prince B. is and kiss him?
October 23, 2009
Dear Shannon, People keep on asking me when I’m going to turn back into a prince. I wonder sometimes too why Natasha can’t tell princess Beatrice. I think Natasha likes reading my stories. Maybe that’s why.
you should make a story of bertie turning into a prince because then he will be with princess beatrice! also, tim the tadpole will no longer be a tadpole but a frog and can take over for bertie’s stories. [just a suggestion]
weird person. but arent we all weird —
June 8, 2010
dear bertie,can I help you make stories?love devnanda.
June 17, 2010
Devnanda many thanks for the offer of help with stories but at the moment I can manage to keep them coming on my own
Bertie, this is a long story and a sweet one.
Have you read the “Little Strawberry” story yet? She loves St. Valentine’s Day, too.
Not far from the city, there is a village, and it has a large Strawberry farm. It is so large, even if you stand this side you cannot see the end of the other side. There is also a poor man there, but he is very good and kind to everyone. He works hard on the strawberry farm. His master and the people around love him.
Every day, his favorite little daughter brings his dinner for him while he is working on the Strawberry farm. People love her and call her “Little Strawberry” because she always has strawberries and she is very sweet, too.
Sometimes while Little Strawbery visits his father, she likes to spend a few nimutes walking along the rows of strawberry plants and talk to them:
Blessed strawberries, blessed strawberries,
Show us your goodness and sweetnees.
Blessed strawberies, blessed strawberries,
For you cheer our hearts with kindness.(First Strawberries story)
At that moment, the breeze waves the strawberry leaves and suddenly a lot of strawberries appear and hang all around the strawberry plants. The master and the people are so astonished because no one knows the story. They are joyfully gathering the strawberries, even the master had to roll up his sleeves and kneel down to pick the strawberries because there were so many. Little Strawberry did not know what was happening.
Everytime Little Strawberry brought dinner to her father,she used to pass the little Chapel, and she never forgot to wave and say hello to the little statue of the Infant Jesus in front of the Chapel.
It happened in the early norning of St. Valentine’s Day. Little Stawberry came at the usual time, and sat under the oak tree in the back yard, reading the Holy Bible. When the first ray of the sun spears through the oak leaves and spotlights the Psalm 36:7 and Isaiah 54:5
Psalm 36:7 How priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men
find refuge in the shadow of your wings
Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband
the Lord Almighty is his name
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth.
Her face became so radiant and she exclaims “Ah! How God is so interesting” and she danced around happily.
As quickly as she could, she brought dinner to her father. On the way she stopped in front of the little statue of the Infant Jesus. She gave him a red rose and also a lovely smile, then she run straight to the Strawberry farm.
The Infant Jesus never missed out on Little Strawberry’s red rose each St. Valentine’s Day. However, this St. Valentine’s Day is different from the others, and it is a remarkable St. Valentine’s Day. As usual she gave the Infant Jesus a red rose but this time the Infant Jesus is a real person. In his left hand he held her red rose and his right hand stretch out to her. Immediately, Little Strawberry held his hand as fast as she could. She keeps this secret faithfully.
Now, on the way to the Strawberry farm, Little Strawberry knows the Little Infant Jesus is always with her.
You can believe it or not. It is up to you, but I do.
Oak Tree —
October 25, 2010
DEAR BERTIE,DO YOU LIKE COLIN THE CUP???
January 7, 2011
Dear Holly, I put up with Colin because I have to.
Bertie! that was very mean of you to play a trick on Colin.
February 13, 2011
I like the story,it was very, very funny.
February 15, 2011
cool story Bertie! =)
March 14, 2011
March 23, 2011
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