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Cinderella: Les Petits Fairytales (Les Petits Fairytales )

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
With a single word and an accompanying illustration on each spread, this classic fairytale can be enjoyed by youngest readers.
Board Book, 24 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Nov 15, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
Excellent introduction to traditional tales for the youngest listeners. Clearly tells the Cinderella story in just 18 words.
Sharon Lawler
Dec 31, 2012 Sharon Lawler rated it really liked it
Like its companion, Snow White, each page uses one or two words to catch the essence of the event. This allows the reader to use their own words to interpret the story. Almost seems like a concept book!
Nov 14, 2016 Kat rated it liked it
Better then the Beauty and the Beast in this series but still lacking somehow. Did like the fact that they pull some from the actual French fairytale since this series is called Les Petits Fairytales. Still no fairytale contains a glass slipper. Disney is NOT source material. If you are going to rewrite a myth, or legend, or fairytale please go back to the ORIGINAL. Still like the one word pages. That is great for antsy little kids.
Kathryn (Nine Pages)
This is a supremely succinct retelling of the tale of Cinderella. Each of the main elements is captured in a single word or phrase, "Girl. Chores. Mean stepsisters. Fairy godmother," being the text of the first few pages. Each idea is simply but completely and colorfully illustrated. Unlike the Favorite Words books attributed to Eric Carle, Belle, Caruso-Scott, and Lake manage to tell a complete story. Granted, some of this story I may have subconsciously filled in myself. The subject matter ...more
Drew Graham
Jun 16, 2015 Drew Graham rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids
There once lived this blonde girl who for some reason had to do all the chores while her blue-skinned "Mean Stepsisters" stood there and had their shoes polished. Then a Fairy Godmother came along and the girl had a fancy gown and shoes apparently made out of Jell-O and went to a ball and met a prince. Then after some setbacks they were wed by a red bird of some kind.

This one was a little better than the Snow White one, but it has most of the same problems. The art is okay, relying heavily on sp
Feb 04, 2014 Vivian rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
The cute illustrations are not enough to compensate for the lame text in these board book offerings of complex tales for the toddler set. One word? Really? I get it that the sharing adult is supposed to use the word as a prompt and fill in the details. But most won't. These certainly did not rate a "shout out" at a children's books conference I attended last July.

Give your toddler something more appropriate for their developing curiosity about the world around them.
May 02, 2016 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: traditional-lit
This is a very simple over view of the Cinderella story small enough for early readers to enjoy. With only one or two words per page, this book does an excellent job portraying the story. I really liked the colorful illustrations. I would definitely recommend this book for teachers/parents/families to enjoy with their young readers.
Kathleen Dixon
Apr 27, 2015 Kathleen Dixon rated it really liked it
This very clever little board book tells the Cinderella story one word per page. The colours are bright and bold, there's glitter and textural pictures and the illustrations are really cute. Zenobia chose this as her favourite (of 4 Cinderella versions) because 'her dress is beautiful' but also because the simple drawings of Cinderella's face show really clearly how she's feeling.
Inshiya Farhan
Jan 22, 2013 Inshiya Farhan rated it it was amazing
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Apr 12, 2013 Rosa rated it really liked it
This is a simple beautiful board book version of Cinderella. The artwork does a wonderful job of telling the story since each page highlights only one word. The cover is gorgeous and glittery and sure to get the little ones attention.
Precious Hill
This book is a picture book with one word on each page. This book will be good for beginning readers. I beleive it will help a child focus on a story by showing pictures and one word detailing the main event on each page.
Jan 22, 2013 Anne rated it liked it
Distills Cinderella down to the barest elements with only one or two words per glittery page. It was better than I feared.
Jul 11, 2013 Jocelin rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
The illustrations are really cute but, this is not as great a series as the one from Jennifer Adams. It's a little over simplified for me. This is definitely a book for babies.
A rendition of Cinderella with one to two words per page and super cute illustrations that tell the story, this is perfect for toddlers.
Melissa Scott
Melissa Scott rated it it was amazing
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 11, 2014 Whitney rated it really liked it
Cute board book
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Dec 10, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
Great intro to Cinderella for babies.
Maria rated it liked it
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Sep 26, 2013 Peacegal rated it liked it
Cute, and the illustrations tell the story a bit better than in the other books.
Nadia rated it liked it
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Amanda rated it it was amazing
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