This dreamy, alliterative and different Cinderella story will have readers doubling over with delight. Dinorella is dying to go to the dance, but her dreadful stepsisters, Doris and Dora, declare she’s too dowdy and dull. Dinorella is stuck in the den–until Fairy-dactyl arrives and bedecks Dinorella with some dazzling diamonds, allowing her to depart for the dance. Full color.
If it weren’t for all the name calling (which I hate to encourage), I’d rate this every so slightly higher, as it had some unique moments.
<p>Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including <em>Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie’s Roses; The Leprechaun’s Gold;</em> and <em>Gigi and Lulu’s Gigantic Fight, </em> all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well as <em>Dear Tooth Fairy</em>, illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; <em>McGillycuddy Could!</em>, illustrated by Sue Porter; and <em>The Neat Line, </em> illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives in Virginia.</p>
Henry Cole was a celebrated science teacher for many years before turning his talents to children’s books. He has worked on over one hundred fifty books for children, including his own Unspoken, Big Bug, A Nest for Celeste, Jack’s Garden, Brambleheart, and On Meadowview Street. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You can visit Henry online at www.henrycole.net.