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Cinderella and the Furry Slippers

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Handsome princes, fancy castles, extravagant balls . . . in this girl-power fractured fairy tale, Cinderella learns that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and it's better to create your own happy ending.

Cinderella is dying to go to the ball. She's seen pictures of the fancy castle and the handsome prince, she's heard the fairy tales about true love, she's fo
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Tundra Books (NY) (first published September 21st 2017)
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Ryan
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want a copy of this book in hardcover for my personal collection. It is that good. Cinderella starts out as the classic story of wicked step-sisters partying while Cinderella does all the work. Then she asks her fairy godmother for a dress to go to the ball, and that is where the story takes on new life. Nothing is like it is in the magazine. I mean nothing! The dress isn’t as nice and the slippers are furry instead of glass. The ball is a dance competition, and the prize is not as lovely as i ...more
Mehsi
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

OMG OMG OMG, this was just absolutely brilliant. I thought at first that it would just go as all the Cinderella stories, and in a way it did, but in an other way it totally flipped the story around and I laughed my butt off.

At first everything is just like all the Cinderella stories. We meet a girl who looks hapless and who is working her butt off for her stepsisters and stepmother, but then suddenly this girl takes matters in h
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Ana
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all children who have a sense of humor
Cinderella and the Furry Slippers" is a modern version of the traditional tale. This poor girl, with the bad stepmother and the awful sisters, dreams with the prince she sees in the magazines. When a ball is announced, she makes a call for a godmother and asks her for a dress as she has seen in a fashion magazine…from now on nothing in this book is as we come to expect (not even the slippers!).
In the end, Cinderella runs from the disgusting prince and finds a job fair where she discovers new li
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Storywraps
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fun book. A fractured fairytale always brings a smile to faces. This is a modern-day version of a classic. Cinderella is not swept away by the handsome prince to rule as Queen in his kingdom but takes matters into her own hands and crowns herself Queen of her own destiny. It's so great to read books where girl-power rules and girl's celebrate their unique identity.

The story starts out like the original tale but soon morphs into one where Cinderella drools over the Prince pictured
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This version of Cinderella starts out as the classic story of wicked step-sisters partying while Cinderella does all the work, although the jobs she does are a little more personal like doing their hair, painting their toenails etc. She falls in love with the prince that she sees in a magazine and she wants to go meet him at the ball. When she calls up the fairy godmother for help, things are just a bit different from the original fairytale. The dress isn’t as nice, the slippers are made of fur, ...more
Laura
What do I love? I love strong women. I love strong women in fairy tales. I love strong women in fairy tales who make good decisions and don't end up marrying the dang prince.

This book, oh, it has it all. Cinderella starts off the same way, with the evil step-mother, and sisters, and hard work, but when she calls up a fairy godmother, she doesn't get quite what she expected. Her pumpkin carriage is a turnip. Her horses are all sorts of odd creatures, and her shoes are made of fur. (Note that in t
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Sue Wallace
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cinderella And The Furry Slippers by Davide Cali.
Handsome princes, fancy castles, extravagant balls . . . in this girl-power fractured fairy tale, Cinderella learns that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and it's better to create your own happy ending.Cinderella is dying to go to the ball. She's seen pictures of the fancy castle and the handsome prince, she's heard the fairy tales about true love, she's found the perfect dress in Princess magazine and she's even found an ad for a
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Donna Maguire
I really enjoyed this book it was the Cinderella story with an alternative twist. It was a funny story with good images - 4 stars
pi
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the drawings and the plot twist offered by this retelling.
Holly Letson
Well, that was definitely an interesting twist on the classic Cinderella story!
Jessica Rodrigues
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, kids-storybooks
In this delightfully bizarre adaptation of Cinderella, she realizes that the Prince isn't exactly what he's cracked up to be, and that she has the power to take control of her life and pursue her own awesome career.

This fun feminist take on a classic is highly recommended, although the illustrations were at times a bit difficult to decipher and lackluster in telling the story.

received via Netgalley
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Christina Reid
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Cinderella dreamed that one day an awesome prince on a white horse would come to save her.

But no prince ever came; only more dishes to wash, floors to clean and hair to do.


This book starts off just like the traditional fairytale and, for the first few pages, I wondered what exactly was going to be different apart from the choice of footwear (as given away by the title)

I love the detail and the colours in the illustrations, such as the magazines featuring the prince being read by one of the steps
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Rebecca
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free ARC of this book to review

Plot:
Cinderella hires a Fairy Godmother from a magazine ad to help her win the heart of the prince, but neither ends up quite like those in the magazines.

Pros:
I love the illustrations
I like the fresh take on an old story
good talking points to start discussions, especially about what we see in ads vs. real life
I like that the slippers are fur, not glass

Cons:
I felt the ending could have been slightly tweaked (but I also LOVED the ending--read below)

Would
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Becky B
Cinderella isn’t thrilled with her life tending to her stepmother and stepsisters. When she sees an ad for a dance she calls up for a fairy godmother to help her get there. The fairy godmother and her helpers aren’t exactly what Cinderella expected and the dress looks nothing like it did in the magazine. Despite the unconventional attire and transportation, Cinderella makes it to the dance only to find out that it is a dance competition and the winner will get a solo dance with the Prince. The d ...more
Stephanie (ITakePicturesOfBooks)
~Disclaimer~
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
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Cinderella wanted to go to the annual prince's ball so she calls a fairy godmother to help her. When she arrives she's not what Cinderella expected. She makes her a peculiar dress and doesn't give her glass slippers. She even makes her a coach out of a turnip in
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McKenzie Richardson
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This is a hilarious and awesome book. Great new spin on the Cinderella story.

I love fairy tale retellings. Honestly, I probably love them more than the original fairy tales, because of all of the weird sexist scenarios and not-so-great messages in the originals. Which makes me love this one even more.

First off, the play on the original "furry slippers" is great. I love the joke about glass slippers being a "funny idea" and instead having fur slippe
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Sharon Tyler
Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Cinderella and the Furry Slippers is a picturebook written by Davide Cali and illustrated by Raphaelle Barbanegre. It is currently scheduled for release on October 10 2017.

Cinderella is dying to go to the ball. She's seen pictures of the fancy castle and the handsome prince, she's heard the fairy tales about true love, she's found the perfect dress in Princess magazine and she's even found an ad for a Fairy Godmother. She's all set. Except the fairy godmother doesn't look like the one in the ad.
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Rachel
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this retelling of the Cinderella fairytale, Cinderella spends her day cleaning the house and taking care of her awful stepmother and sisters. When the annual prince's ball is announced, she acts, calling a fairy godmother to help her prepare. The rather odd fairy gives the disheveled Cinderella new apparel and a mode of transportation, but her taste leaves much to be desired. After arriving at the ball, the less than enthused girl finds out that she needs to win a dance competition to even ge ...more
michelle
Oct 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
Wow, I am somewhat shocked at all of the rave reviews of this book. I love alternate versions of fairy tales. I love the notion that the girl realizes that she doesn't need the prince to be happy. But this book was just plain weird! Cinderella wants to go to the ball to meet the hunky prince she has seen in magazines. She calls the fairy godmother on the phone and a strange lady comes with bats flying around her and conjures up some awful dress complete with fugly shoes with fur instead of heels ...more
Lindsey Lewis
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cinderella and the Furry Slippers is a twist on the classic cinderella with bright illustrations. Cinderella wants to go to the ball and meet a prince so she can leave her cruel step-family behind, but when she calls up a fairy godmother, things aren’t as she expected. Instead of a flowing ballgown, she gets a bold eclectic dress. Instead of glass slippers, furry boots. And instead of a fancy pumpkin coach pulled by white horses, a turnip pulled by a ragtag group of woodland animals. The castle ...more
laurel [the suspected bibliophile]
I'm still giggling after reading this.

In this parody of Perrault's Cinderella, the heroine decides to attend the ball and realizes that the prince isn't all that he's cracked up to be. Actually, nothing is what she expected.

With whimsical gothic-pink drawings (bats, rats, green fairy godmothers, etc.) that are both an homage and mockery of traditional Cinderella retellings, and tongue-in-cheek writing, this version is certain to spin the tale of Cinderella on its head and provide a heroine who
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Sara
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarything, own
I received this as an advanced reader copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book I've received of Davide Cali's. I also have Snow White and the 77 Dwarves in my collection. I absolutely love Mr. Cali's take on fairy tales. These are strong women who figure out how to live their lives without a handsome prince. The best thing about 'Cinderella' is by far the ending. Though the fantastic and colorful illustrations are right up there. These books that he's writ
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Kyle Robertson
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This modern telling of a fairytale classic is very far from the original story of Cinderella. The story itself is fun and adventurous, and the illustrations are really good. This modern take is geared towards women and children of today's generation, a story that showcases empowered and strong women who can make their own choices and decisions. I feel that my daughter's will enjoy the story and share Cinderella's sense of adventure and freedom to make her own choices. I received this as a free A ...more
Rachel
*thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

1 star.
A Cinderella fairytale retelling done as a picture book.... HELL YES. Unfortunately, after reading this, I was dissapointed. After all the really good reviews on here about this book, I feel as though Ive read something different. I just got to the end and all I thought was 'huh? what did I just read'.
Sorry, but this one wasnt for me. On a good note though, the pictures were br
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Teresa
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a funny version of the original Cinderella story set to modern day thinking. Just because she's stuck in a dead-end job doesn't mean she needs to pin all her hopes on landing a prince. The illustrations reflect artwork from current cartoons and would be appealing to a young reader. I especially liked the ending of this one. You go girl!

I obtained this book from Net Galley and have left an honest review.
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Alannah Clarke
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, reviewed
A modern version of the classic tale, I absouluy loved this one. The illustrations were wonderful and the storyline was great and even really entertained me, so I'm sure it will really entertain younger children. I would really consider buying a physical copy of this book just for the illustrations alone. ...more
Barbra
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A whole new funky take on the Cinderella story. Vibrant and hilarious illustrations portray a hunky prince from a magazine, a gothic Fairy Godmother, an unusual turnip carriage and quirky dance off competition. When the prince turns out to be very unpleasant Cinderella decides to join a unique all girl circus. Children age’s 5 to 7 will love the new look of this traditional tale.
Carol Lance
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this Ebook for a review in return from NetGalley.

This is a cute take on the original Cinderella story with a few up to date references. She phoned her fairy godmother who was not what she expected. The slippers were not made of glass, the coach was not a pumpkin and the ending was very funny.
Jillian
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Super fun! It turns the fairy tale on its head - without going completely off the rails. The illustrations were a lot of fun, too.

(And I had to giggle at the title because of the old "legend" that Perrault intended the shoes to be made of fur, but the word was mistranslated to "glass" in English!)
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Gretchen
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: classroom-use
This is a humorous retelling of the Cinderella story. Cinderella's fairy Godmother doesn't exactly provide the usual dress, coach, and slippers that we are used to in the other versions. In the end, she finds out that the prince wasn't all he was cracked up to be as well and she decides to make some other choices in life. ...more
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Davide Cali (born 1972) is a Swiss-born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults. He lives in Italy. His work has been published in twenty-five countries and translated into many languages.

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