Book Review: Prince Cinders by Babette Cole

prince cindersSynopsis: Poor, poor Prince Cinders! Not only is he spotty and skinny, but he’s also  forced to cook, clean, mop, sew and tidy up after his awful, hairy, horrible brothers. One night, a dirty fairy falls down his chimney and grants him a wish. What could possibly go wrong?

Themes: Fairy tales, bullying, dreams, magic.

Why you should read it: This is an anarchic and hilarious take on the traditional fairy tale story. Full of wit, this delightful story will definitely amuse young children.

Cross-curricular links: English (fairy tales), Maths (telling the time!), PHSE (how we treat others).

Perfect for: Children aged 5-7. You can find a book guide on The Literacy Shed Plus website. 

Published by: Puffin

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