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Seriously, Cinderella is so annoying! : the story of Cinderella as told by the wicked stepmother
Shaskan, Trisha Speed, 1973-
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Picture Window Books, [2012]

Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
The classic tale of Cinderella is told by her stepmother, who was not really so wicked after all.
Reading Level:
380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 145663.
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Julia Boyer Reinstein Library J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Think Cinderella was the sweetest belle of the ball? Think again! In this fun, quirky picture book, discover another perspective of this popular fairy tale. Along with bright, bold illustrations, the bestselling OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY series gives young children a fresh perspective on familiar tales. Read others in this series by acclaimed author Trisha Speed Shaskan, including TRULY, WE BOTH LOVE BEAUTY DEARLY! and HONESTLY, RED RIDING HOOD WAS ROTTEN!

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-These retellings of classic tales illustrate the concept of "point of view." They acknowledge and play on reader expectations: "People think it's easy being a giant." "The wicked stepmother? Not true. It's just another one of Cinderella's wild stories." Glib, colloquial texts and bright, cartoon-style illustrations create an ironic, knowing atmosphere. While it's an amusing trick, and makes a good teaching tool, the power of the original stories is lost in translation. These titles do not stand alone as literature as does Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! (Viking, 1989), but will be welcomed in creative-writing classes. End matter includes questions on how point of view changes the story, suggested reading, and (somewhat vague) instructions for accessing more information online.-Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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