Cinderella and the Furry Slippers
This book is the same as the regular Cinderella story at the beginning. She lives with her stepmother and stepsisters. They make her clean the floor. There’s a ball coming up. The prince will be there.
Then Cinderella calls a fairy godmother on the telephone. The fairy godmother has rats and bats helping her. Cinderella’s slippers are so furry one of the rats combs them. Her coach is a turnip. The prize for the dance competition is a solo dance with the prince. The prince is taking a nap. When Cinderella dances, her slipper hits him in the head. The prince falls in love with her. The prince has snot coming out of his nose. The prince likes himself a lot. All the buttons on his shirt say so. Cinderella leaves and goes to a girls-only job fair. Which job will she choose? Read the last page to find out.
This book is just okay. I like the animals, but I don’t like the way the people are drawn. This story has potential, but it wasn’t as good as it could have been. It would have been better if Cinderella wanted a job because she wanted it, not because the prince was gross. Why is it called Furry Slippers? They only mention that once, and they aren’t even on the cover.
Davide Cali • Raphaelle Barbanegre, Illustrator