Candau, Brittany. Ill. By Cory Godbey, Cinderella. Disney Hyperion, 2015. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK
When her mother dies, Cinderella promised that she would always be loving and kind. After her father remarried Lady Tremaine, he left to pay her debts and passed away as well. Forced to work for her evil step-family, Cinderella never gave up hope. After getting invited to the Prince’s ball, she tries to mend her mom’s dress, only to have her stepsisters destroy it. Her kindness towards an old lady leads to a fairy godmother helping her to attend the ball and the rest is history. Here is her story.
The illustrations in this book are beautifully done. Vivid and detailed, they complement well the text. The text uses rhythm and rhyme in a unique, subtle way that is easy to follow and helps to bring the story to life. Readers who enjoy the movies or the book of this classic fairytale will enjoy reading this book. PreK, EL (K-3). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.