Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story) Barbara Ensor
The cover also claims that this is "a quick read for smart girls." And it is. It's a pretty straight-forward telling of Cinderella, stretched into 112 pages and heavily illustrated with paper cut-outs.
I really liked Ensor's Thumbelina: Tiny Runaway Bride. But this one didn't resonate with me the same way. I wanted a little more from it. The voice and the use of paper cut-out illustrations reminds one of a less-whimsical Lauren Child. There's a slight snark there that I think, if it had been brought out more, could have made this book really hilarious and something very awesome.
Not that there's anything wrong with it as it is. It's perfectly lovely. I especially liked that there was a chapter AFTER the Prince finds her and a little bit about variations on the story from around the world. But, in the end, it's a very basic Cinderella without much added to it.
I do like the cut-outs though.
Book Provided by... my local library
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