Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Poor, poor little Cinderella. She had that WICKED stepmother and those MEAN stepsisters. She had to clean all day long and was stuck at home while the others went to the ball. Poor, little Cinderella....OR was she? According to her stepmother, the narrator of this book, Cindy was quite a storyteller. She liked to make up stories about everything. According to her, she and her daughters were the victims. Soon after marrying Cindy's father, he left on business and she was left with Cindy and a dirty house. Well, they could not live like THAT so they all started to work together but cindy was so fast and always finished chores much faster than the others, even with all her storytelling that she did, all the time. And the king's ball was another of Cindy's stories. As soon as she invitation arrived, Cindy lost her voice! Being a good caring stepmother, she made Cindy stay home. The ball was not all it was cracked up to be when a strange girl showed up and stole all the prince's attention. When the prince showed up a few days later with a shoe to try on the girls, Cindy begged to try it on and strangely it fit her. hmmm. Strange. Kids will love this new twist on Cinderella, even some of the boys! Great book for point of view discussion and excellent spring board for persepective writing of their own.
Text: 4 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves