Monday, January 22, 2018

Twinderella Is A Fractured Fairy Tale That's Worth Reading

Twinderella: A Fractioned Fairy Tale

A Fairy Tale That Is Twice The Fun

Tinderella is Cinderella’s twin, though most haven’t heard that since we’re not aware of the full story. We do know, however, about the horribly wicked treatment that Cinderella experienced. But again, the story we don't know is that the long list of chores that needed to be completed was split down the middle at Tinderella’s suggestion. There are divided illustrations showing the sisters doing half of each chore. “Cin would fall asleep at once and dream she’d found a groom. Tin would toss and count some sheep and wish for twice the room.” Where appropriate, the illustrations visually show halves. We even see where the fairy godmom splits the dress into two. But what about the prince and the slipper? How will that work?

Cons: None

Pros:  While I kept skipping this book for review since I was afraid it might be more math than story, I was very mistaken. My second concern was that most rhyming picture books don’t work for me since I feel they’re harder to read aloud, again wrong. This rhyming book is a delight. Cute story with simple, visual math examples. Both story and Illustrations make a winning combination.

Author: Corey Rosen Schwartz
Illustrator: Deborah Marcero
Published by J. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017

  • Approx Words: 658
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Pages: 32

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