Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

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by Tony Johnston, James Warhola
     
 

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In the old-growth forest, there lives a dashing Bigfoot prince in search of a Bigfoot princess. He hopes that she'll be just like him-a big, hairy, odiferous nature lover. Rrrrrella, who also lives in the forest, would be a perfect match. But can she get past her not-so-ugly stepsisters in time to win the prince's heart? Find out in this irreverent new spin on an old

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In the old-growth forest, there lives a dashing Bigfoot prince in search of a Bigfoot princess. He hopes that she'll be just like him-a big, hairy, odiferous nature lover. Rrrrrella, who also lives in the forest, would be a perfect match. But can she get past her not-so-ugly stepsisters in time to win the prince's heart? Find out in this irreverent new spin on an old, familiar fairy tale.

"Hilarious fun." -School Library Journal, starred review

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Children's Literature - Linnea Hendrickson
This Cinderella story with Bigfoot creatures is set in an old-growth forest. Rrrrrella (so-called because the sisters roar Ella, her real name) is strong, "with feet like log canoes," while the stepsisters are "puny little things with dinky feet." True to tradition, Rrrrrella is kind and befriends a hungry grizzly bear who later rescues her ("Me your beary godfather.") He magically mats and tangles her fur so she can go to the fun-fest thrown by the Bigfoot prince. For some reason all the characters speak truncated English... "No pick flowers!" and "Where my stinking beauty go?" The illustrations depict the Bigfoot creatures as brown-haired, except for Rrrrrella who is blond and the stepmother who is gray. All have big noses, and of course, big feet. The humor is heavy-footed, although children may enjoy comparing this with other versions of the tale. There is also a glossary of forest terms and an environmental message that sits rather uneasily with the fantasy.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-This ultimate reversal of the Cinderella story stars a dashing, nature-loving Bigfoot prince who is "horrendously hairy." Of course, he is as "tall and dark as a Douglas fir" and women long for him. Nearby live a mother and her two puny, furless daughters who not only bathe (ugh!) but also throw rocks at spotted owls. They despise Rrrrrella, their woolly, huge stepsister with feet "like log canoes." When the prince gives the annual fun-fest, Rrrrrella, who is left behind, is helped by her "beary godfather." The rest is history. All of this takes place in the old-growth forest where the Prince protects the environment with his rules, "No pick flower. No pull tree," and protects himself with the last rule, "No kick royal family." The troll-like Bigfoot population lives joyfully among wild animals in a forest paradise. Large, bright paintings in greens, browns, and gold depict the large-nosed, big-toed heroine and her "odoriferous" love interest. All but two crowd scenes can easily be shared with a group. The book can be read alone, aloud, or used for storytelling. It's hilarious fun with a message for all ages.-Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442058026
Publisher:
Baker & Taylor, CATS
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Picture Puffins Series
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReikiRita 20 days ago
Cute book, I enjoyed it. The kids will love recognizing the Cinderella theme. I like how the need to care for the forest was woven into the story.