Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt

Published by Chronicle Books

Summary:  The story of Cinderella is given a few twists.  Cinderella is an expert rocket mechanic.  The family is invited to the Royal Space Parade; Evil Stepmother suggests Cinderella fix up an old spaceship and join them, but then takes off with Cinderella’s toolbox.  Luckily, the fairy godrobot saves the day, and Cinderella has a good time until she has to hastily depart, leaving behind her sprocket wrench.  The prince seeks her out and proposes marriage, but she thinks she’s too young and instead suggests that she become his chief mechanic.

Pros:  Really fun rhyming text, reminiscent of The Three Ninja Pigs and others by Corey Rosen Schwartz.  This just begs to be read aloud, and of course, fractured fairy tales are always a hit.

Cons:  It’s not exactly rocket science…or is it?

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