Cinderella and the Furry Slippers

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Pub Date 10 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 19 Oct 2017

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Handsome princes, fancy castles, extravagant balls . . . in this girl-power fractured fairy tale, Cinderella learns that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and it's better to create your own happy ending.

Cinderella is dying to go to the ball. She's seen pictures of the fancy castle and the handsome prince, she's heard the fairy tales about true love, she's found the perfect dress in Princess magazine and she's even found an ad for a Fairy Godmother. She's all set.

Except the fairy godmother doesn't look like the one in the ad. And the castle doesn't look like the picture. And the prince . . . well, Cinderella decides her fairy-tale ending is going to look different--and be a whole lot more fun.
Handsome princes, fancy castles, extravagant balls . . . in this girl-power fractured fairy tale, Cinderella learns that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and it's better to create...

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This is such a fun book. A fractured fairytale always brings a smile to faces. This is a modern-day version of a classic. Cinderella is not swept away by the handsome prince to rule as Queen in his kingdom but takes matters into her own hands and crowns herself Queen of her own destiny. It's so great to read books where girl-power rules and girl's celebrate their unique identity.

The story starts out like the original tale but soon morphs into one where Cinderella drools over the Prince pictured in a magazine. She wants desperately to go to the ball and meet with him. She calls up a very unconventional Fairy Godmother who magically dresses her, not in haute couture, but in you've got to be kidding garb, for the elegant occasion. Cinderella longs to live out her own fairytale dream but in this outfit? Oh my! She seems to be all set according to her fashion designer. Her carriage is a turnip with a variety of weird animals pulling it along and the castle destination is nothing like she imagined. She does manage to get to the ball furry slippers and all and finally ends up in the arms of the Prince. Dear me!!! Pictures can be deceiving and this guy is definitely NOT her type...ever!!! Up-close and personal with him is not a pretty site to behold. Reality sets in and she dismisses the until-death-do-us-part syndrome tout suite and makes her escape ....... she's a goner!!!

She decides to take fate into her own hands and write her own happily-ever-after ending. This tale of empowerment will inspire and encourage independent thinking in girls and cheer them on to be exactly what they want their life to be.

The illustrations are whimsical, humorous with extremely eye-popping colours. The whole vibe of the book is over-the-top fun! This book teaches girls a valuable life lesson... yes you can, and I highly recommend it.

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A modern version of the classic tale, I absouluy loved this one. The illustrations were wonderful and the storyline was great and even really entertained me, so I'm sure it will really entertain younger children. I would really consider buying a physical copy of this book just for the illustrations alone.

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I will definitely be adding this to my niece's, "Little Feminst Library." It's a great, modern take on a classic tale. The characters are familiar, but perhaps the perfect dress and Prince Charming aren't what will make Cinderella happy after all. The art is quirky and adorable, and I like the message that it sends to young girls, to make their own dreams come true. Well done.

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