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Paperback Cinderella Penguin: Little Glass Flipper Book

ISBN: 0140555528

ISBN13: 9780140555523

Cinderella Penguin: Little Glass Flipper

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Book Overview

All cultures share the traditional story of Cinderella--even penguin culture Poor Cinderella Penguin is bossed and bullied by her evil penguin stepsisters as they get dolled up for the Penguin Prince's ball. After they have gone, a penguin tear rolls down Cinderella's cheek. "Suddenly, in a glow of bright blue light, the Great Fairy Penguin appeared before her." And the rest is penguin history." A Children's Choice Award winner "Lots of fun."-- Booklist...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Little Glass Flipper

My five year old student's really enjoyed hearing the story of "The Little Glass Flipper", and have requested it to be read often. PH

Cinderella is still Cinderella, even if she is a penguin!

I bought this book for my little grand-daughter who is into everything penguin with the intensity that only a 6 year old can muster for her birthday. The fact that the storyline seemed a bit familiar didn't bother her very much; after all, we had already weathered the Chinese variant. Her concerns were entirely nerty ones. Penguins need food and don't have feet to wear glass slippers, all problems solved by author Perlman. Once all her concerns were answered (it's just a story, sweety-pie and these penguins eat party snacks and sandwiches; try to go with the flow of the story!) she made me read it all over again (she's doing her doctoral thesis on this story). You simply can't have too many Cinderella stories for little girls, even nerts or dorks.

Cinderella Penguin

This is a very cute re-telling of Cinderella. In this version everyone is a penguin. Other than that this story follows the normal Cinderella story. Cinderella is treated cruelly by her stepmother and stepsisters. Family gets invitation to ball. Stepmother and sisters go leaving Cinderella crying. Fairy comes and gets Cinderella ready and brings her to the ball. Prince falls in love. Cinderella flees at midnight. Prince goes searching and finds her. They live happily ever after.What makes this story unique is mainly the use of penguins and the cute, bold, colorful illustrations. The Fairy in this story is called the Fairy Penguin and is a small penguin with wings. The mice that get turned into horses look like penguins with whiskers and Mickey Mouse ears. The horses look like penguins that have sprouted an extra pair of flippers and walk on all of them. The strange thing is that it looks so right. I didn't mind seeing the penguins wearing clothes. In fact I was amused at seeing Cinderella helping her stepsister into a corset. In short, I really liked this book. If your interested, there are more books by this author using penguins.Loggie-log-log-log

A twist from the old Cinderella

The book "Cinderella Penguin" by Janey Perlman is and outstanding book for kids. If you childeren like the story or movie "Cinderella" they are going to love this book. This book is very similar to the real Cinderella story, but has some differences. Although, the ends do turn out the same. Cinderella gets married to the prince and they live happily ever after.

A delightful twist on an old favorite

My four year old daughter adores this book. Already a huge fan of the classic Cinderella story, she found this book at the library and enjoyed it so much I had to purchase a copy for our own collection. The illustrations are bright, colorful and clever. The story is long enough to hold the interest of a child who is ready to move beyond single-sentence storytelling, yet not so long that it takes forever to finish the book (always a plus if you have a child that is always trying to negotiate for just one more book before bedtime).
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