Carol Gardner
Author and Creator of Zelda Wisdom, Inc

Carol Gardner started her company with 24 greeting cards in the middle of her living room. Within 6 months, over one million cards had been sold. Today Zelda Wisdom products can be found around the world and the list of licensees is impressive: Hallmark, Russ Berrie, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Macmillan Publishing, Running Press Publishing, Westland Giftware, Antioch Publishing, Micro Thin, The Paper Magic Group and more.


She is the author of Princess Zelda and the Frog, a children’s book which reimagines the story of the princess and the frog as a modernized fairy tale starring bulldogs in costume.

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Once upon a time there was a princess named Zelda. One day, when she is out in her finest dress playing with her favorite golden ball, she tosses her ball up...

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Praise for Princess Zelda and the Frog
“The repartee is sassy and hip…”
-Booklist Online

“Gardner’s energetic, contemporary tone cements this as a playful, modern interpretation . . . This title ought to draw a legion of dog lovers and Zelda fans, in addition to kids looking for a silly read.”
-Publishers Weekly

“This clever retelling of the Grimms’ fairy tale about loyalty, honor, and friendship will delight young readers.”
School Library Journal

“Dog meets frog in this amusing retelling of ‘The Frog Prince,’” which uses photographs of costumed English bulldogs against computer-generated backgrounds to illustrate the fairy tale.”
Kirkus Reviews