I received a copy of this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. See full disclosure at close of post or read my disclosure policy for more details. *Thanks to Amazon Vine for providing material for review.*
Cinderella by Sarah L. Thomson
Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli
Based on the Charles Perrault Fairy Tale
Genre: Children’s Picture Book – Fairy Tales
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing
This story of Cinderella is based on the version collected and published by the seventeenth-century author Charles Perrault. Perrault’s Cinderella echoes the elegance and luxury of the French court of King Louis XIV, and it’s from his version that we get the famous glass slippers. Sarah L. Thomson’s beautiful retelling of the classic fairy tale is matched with the uniquely stunning artwork of Nicoletta Ceccoli. This is a picture book to treasure.
The first thing that brought my attention to this book was the lovely cover and childlike face of Cinderella portrayed here. This is a beautiful book and I’m enchanted by it and continually being impressed with the quality of books from Amazon Children’s Publishing. This is a lovely retelling of the fairy tale appropriate for all ages with no scary or really “mean” parts (outside of sleeping on a hearth with no bed to call her own) but there is just enough moral lessons to go around.
As a mother of a three year old it was interesting to discover the Disney Animator’s Collection of princess dolls and watch my daughter like those images of a toddler age doll (like herself) over the adult or true to illustration versions that match movies. So when I look at this book that portrays Cinderella and her stepsisters’ faces with very young and childlike qualities I knew it would be a hit and it is. Seeing the child Cinderella is bringing even more imagination out in my own child and she retells the story as she is the princess or she her friend. While I’m sure she could have gotten there with different and perhaps older aged illustrations these are fabulous to look at and for age. Can we say boom inspired dress up and imaginative play?!
I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details.