Friday, February 06, 2015

Book Review: 'Cinderella's Secret Slipper' by Alinka Rutkowska‏


This delightful children's picture book follows the Cinderella story after she's married the prince and they have a little son.

The tale begins with the announcement of their son's fourth birthday and their plans for a celebration ball. Cinderella is excited and goes into her closet to select what she'll wear. She finds the perfect golden dress, but lo and behold, there's only one glass slipper! Where's the other one? To her shock, her little darling son is smashing it against the wall, trying to kill a mosquito. 

Thus embarks Cinderella on a little quest to repair her slipper in time for the ball. Unfortunately, she's not having much success. Then, something surprising happens when she enters the enchanted forest and meets her fairy godmother.

This is a charming little fairytale that not only children but adults will enjoy. It is humorous and kept me smiling throughout. I also loved the modern, cartoonish illustrations, which add to the humor. Children will love this upbeat tale at storytime or before going to sleep. Delightful and highly recommended!

Reviewed by Mayra Calvani

Find out more on Amazon.

Find out about the author, Alinka Rutkowska.