Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast
Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition. This is why little birds helped Cinderella help herself.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cinderella #252 Cinderella: Fun with Flaps


Cinderella #252 Cinderella: Fun with Flaps
If only you could turn the flap,
and see the gowns!
Once upon  a time, there lived "a pretty girl named Cinderella". She had two stepsisters, who were so mean that "everyone called them the Ugly Sisters." They made her do all of the cooking and cleaning, and they did not have modern gas and electric appliances. (Note: here Cinderella is on her knees scrubbing while dressed in rags; turn flap to see her stand and blush as she accepts the Royal Invitation). But her stepmother said,"You're not going to the ball, Cindderella!". Then she ordered the girl to make new outfits for the Ugly Sisters. (See Ugly Stepsisters in their ugly uderwear; turn flap to see them in green and blue gowns.) The big day finally arrived, and Cinderella was kept working right up until the Ugly Sisters left. That is when "a lady appeared", saying, "I am your Fairy Godmother. Why are you crying?" When Cinderella said that she was disappointed at not being able to go to the ball, the fairy said that she could go after all! But first,  she would need "a pumpkin, six mice, a rat, and two lizards". Waving her magic wand, the fairy transformed these into a coach, six white horses, a coachman, and two footmen. Cinderella went to the ball, and danced with the prince. But "then the clock started to strike twelve! Cinderella fled." (see her flee, then turn flap to see the prince finding her shoe). In the morning, the Ugly Sisters chatted about the Prince, and how he had found the shoe of the lovely, mysterious girl who had run away from him at the ball. They schemed, saying to each other that the prince was searching each house for the right maiden. They agreed that when he came to their house, they would not let Cinderella try the shoe. One sister said,"I will put on the slipper. Then the prince will have to marry me."...
From: Cinderella with Flaps. Barron's Canada 
NOTE: This book is missing pages, which is really cruel. Let's make up the rest of the story:
When the prince arrived at the Ugly Sister's house, he saw several girls. One of them pushed to the front of the line, and pushed her foot into the shoe. It fit! Kind of. So the prince married her the next day. They had their first fight the next night, and the new bride moved back home a month later. They have since divorced. 

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