Friday, January 17, 2014



Author & Illustrator: Emma Dodd


Genre: Picture Book, Fairy Tale

Summary (from Goodreads):  A classic tale with a gigantic twist!

"Cinderelephant, make my breakfast!"
"Cinderelephant, mop the floor!"

Poor Cinderelephant! The Warty Sisters never say please or thank you (how rude!), and when she asks to go to the grand ball, they just laugh. "Whoever would want to dance with YOU?"

Little do they know, Cinderelephant has a Furry Godmouse on her side! And with a little help... and the right pair of shoes... anything is possible.

Review: This is not so much a fractured fairy tale as a simple retelling of the Cinderella story with an elephant as the main character.  It's a fine story with cute pictures (my three year old enjoys the illustrations with Cinderelephant's sparkly shoes), but I didn't love it.  My favorite part of the story was the name "Cinderelephant", and here are a few different plays on words related to elephants being huge, but I felt like the story could have been much more creative. 

Rating: 3 stars

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