Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cinderella Smith by Stephanie Barden–ADVISABLE

Barden, Stephanie and Illustrated by Goode, Diane Cinderella Smith, 160 pgs. HarperCollins, 2011. $11.24.
Cinderella is a little girl with a lot of creativity! She is also notorious for losing shoes. But when she loses a new red tap shoe, it becomes quite a big deal. It must be found if Cinderella is to participate in her upcoming dance recital. In the meantime, a new girl at school, Erin, wants her advice on her new and potentially wicked stepsisters. Cinderella devises a plan to find out.
This is a great simple chapter book. The main character could be any age from a second to fifth grader. The text is simple and fun, with a lot of memorable characters and fun subplots. The plot is well paced and Cinderella is just quirky enough for me to keep my eye out for any possible upcoming sequels.
EL, Elementary – ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate.

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