Robin Redbreast

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

Friday, December 9, 2011

Cinderella #339 Little Simon Sillies Cinderella: A Wheel-y Silly Fairy Tale


Cinderella #339 Little Simon Sillies Cinderella: A Wheel-y Silly Fairy Tale
Illustration by
Kimberly Scott
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Cinderella. She worked hard ever day, "sweeping floors, dusting shelves, and washing" ...now, spin wheel to choose one word: phones, turtles, cookies, clothes. It happened one day, that "Cinderella's stepsisters got a very special"...spin wheel and pick word: banana, frog, bar of soap, invitation. They were so excited! But the wouldn't let Cinderella come, because she was dirty and did not have a new dress. Home alone that night, the poor girl cried and cried. Suddenly, her fairy godmother was there! "With a swoosh of her magic"...spin and choose: fork, baseball bat, candy cane, wand, she transformed the ragged dress and shoes Cinderella had on into a fine ball gown with glass slippers. 
So she went to the ball, promising to be back by midnight. When she got there, the prince smiled and asked her to dance. So Cinderella danced with the (pick one) monkey, chef, evil wizard, prince, all night long." But then she heard the clock beginning to chime twelve. She ran as fast as she could, and lost one of her "flip-flops, bunny slippers, ice-skates, glass slippers". The prince found it, and set out to find the girl who could wear it. When he got to Cinderella's house at last, her stepsisters could not get their feet into the shoe. So the prince asked "a giraffe, a pirate, a robot, Cinderella, to try it on."  She did, and then it "broke; turned into a watermelon; was too big; fit perfectly." So she and the prince got married, and lived happily ever after! 
From: Gallo, T. (2011) Cinderella: A Wheel-y Silly Fairy Tale, New York: Little Simon. 
Notes: First graders, English learners, and anyone looking for a chuckle will love this book! It really does build great vocabulary. 

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