Carey, Lorraine Cinderella’s Stepsister and the Big Bad Wolf, illustrated by Migy Blanco. PICTURE BOOK.Nosy Crow (Candlewick), 2015. $16.
What a strange riff on the Cinderella and the Big Bad Wolf stories. Carey has made Cinderella lazy and invented a third stepsister to be the nice person in the family, go to the ball and win the prince. I would have been much happier with the whole thing if the author hadn’t screwed up Cinderella’s personality, or had messed with the whole story line so much that it created a whole new story. This, however, doesn’t quite work for me.
EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher