Cinderella

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This picture storybook tells the classic tale of Cinderella, complete with Fairy Godmother and glass slippers.  There are also a few new and fun details included, such as the stepsisters having feet too sore to dance at the ball.  The book includes gorgeous acrylic illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli.

The intended audience for Cinderella is children in kindergarten through third grade, even though it is likely that readers of all ages will enjoy the story.

Cinderella is included in my traditional literature list because this book retells a classic story with enough quirks to keep readers engaged.  Younger children love fairy tales, and this book makes a great addition to any classroom library.  Additionally, Cinderella is one of the most famous literary and pop culture orphans of all time!  This would be an excellent book to read aloud to the entire class or a small group of students.  Before reading the book, I would ask students to help me make a list of the details they expect to hear in the story. As we read or after we finish, we would check off the ones we heard and add the new or forgotten details to the list.

Thomson, S.  (2012).  Cinderella.  Las Vegas: Two Lions.

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