Cinderellaphant

Cinderellaphant

by Dianne De Las Casas, Stefan Jolet
     
 

This beloved fairy tale comes with a bigger glass slipper!

This punny twist on the beloved fairytale will delight readers of all ages. Children will enjoy finding similarities between Cinderella and her pachyderm equivalent as she searches for love at the ball of the zebra prince, heir to the throne. With a plethora of funny fur and hooves from across the animal

Overview

This beloved fairy tale comes with a bigger glass slipper!

This punny twist on the beloved fairytale will delight readers of all ages. Children will enjoy finding similarities between Cinderella and her pachyderm equivalent as she searches for love at the ball of the zebra prince, heir to the throne. With a plethora of funny fur and hooves from across the animal kingdom, including an adorable fairy god-mouse, the lighthearted illustrations serve to highlight the imagination of this fractured fairytale.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
K-Gr 2—In this reworking of "Cinderella," the heroine is a "pretty pachyderm" who ends up "hoofily ever after" with a zebra prince. De Las Casas sprinkles her version with plenty of alliteration and wordplay (e.g., Cinderellaphant "often felt irrelephant") but closely follows the traditional plot. Jolet's digital art will appeal to young readers who gravitate toward colorful, modern imagery. His Cinderellaphant has cool teal skin, purple hair, and expressive eyes. Although the illustrations are geared toward primary grade audience, the text is full of cultural references and puns—like a line about "junk in this trunk" and a joke about an "elephant in the room"—that seem more appropriate for older readers. It will be hard to find an appreciative audience for this one.—Nora Clancy, Teachers College Community School, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455619009
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,213,653
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

Stefan Jolet grew up in the culturally rich Cajun community of New Iberia, Louisiana. He began drawing at the tender age of four, and his graphic arts career has spanned nearly two decades. Jolet is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and resides in Youngsville, Louisiana, with his family.

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