Interstellar Cinderella is ready. She travels with a special mechanic’s tool, just in case she might need it. She’s talented and accomplished, after learning and studying to become a whiz at fixing things.

Although she likes the new, specially decorated spacesuit from her fairy godrobot, to wear for the space parade, she mostly can’t think of anything but machines.

When she and the Prince meet, they … TALK. Imagine that. They get to know each other. Then comes the somewhat surprising and satisfying ending.

There are fun and imaginative additions/modifications to the original story in this book, so that it’s something of its own.

A fun and entertaining, rhyming read with an active, girl main character.

Plus, I like the psychedelic, metallic, oil slick lettering (of the print book).

Written By:

Deborah Underwood

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Illustrated By:

Meg Hunt


An excited, curious little girl interacts with the sea for the first time.

It’s fun to watch her responses to the waves, just as it would be at the real beach watching a little child in her own world of wonder. She’s tentative at first, then enthralled, then roaring back at it – then a surprise.

Dare I make a The Snowy Day comparison?

She’s just a little girl, a little kid living life and exploring the natural world — and therefore heroic.

She represents all of us — going outside, learning and observing, and making new friends.

This is a lovely-shaped book and the simple coloring of it is also beautiful.


Written & Illustrated By:

Suzy Lee