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Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  469 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
In the old growth forest, a dashing Bigfoot prince searches for his Bigfoot princess. Rrrrrella, who also lives in the forest, would be a perfect match. But can she get past her ugly stepsisters to win the prince's heart? Full-color illustrations.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 23rd 2000 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1998)
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Ashley Sites
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought that this story was a very cute, fractured, retelling of Cinderella. Just the fact of this story featuring sasquatches was hilarious to me. I thought that it was cute that the prince had a challenge for all of the female sasquatches (to knock the prince into the water from off of a rolling log) I kind of thought that cinderrrrrella was cheating because she wore those fancy wooden sandals with the nice tread on the bottom...anyway, I also thought that it was fun how the sasquatches had ...more
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-lit
Genre: Fantasy
Reading Level: Primary(2-3)
This book was a funny twist on a classic fairy tale. I felt as though it was very far from the original. It could be really fun to use this in my class to surprise my students. It was funny how Ciderrrrrrella wanted to be dirty in this book and her step sisters would put flowers in her hair. It just was so fun to think about it this way.
Alyssa Ricard
I thought this was such a neat way to tell the story of Cinderella. It's similar but almost nothing like the original story. It's very cool to see a Bigfoot side, who knew there were Bigfoot Princes looking for a Princess?
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Decent version of the classic story. Creative elements.
You're gonna love this book!!
Kelvin Thompson
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Read as a child.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My 5th graders loved this twist on Cinderella!
Orion Kopf
Adorable, hilarious, nice conservation message!
A furry, beefed-up retelling of the classic fairy tale.

Instead of a ball, there's a log-rolling competition. (RRrrrella is wearing shoes made of bark, so she manages to dunk the prince.) An okay read, though I wasn't crazy about the artwork.

Lizzy Fleming
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book follows the same story as the classic Cinderella. The only difference is that they live in the forest and they aren't people. Bigfoot Cinderella lives with her stepmother and step-sisters who are very mean to her. The prince Bigfoot wants to find a bride and hold a festival. Whoever can knock him off a log can be his bride. He also loves nature and will not marry anyone who picks flowers or harms the forest. Cinderella ends up having a beary godfather
Kevin Rosendale
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
In the book Bigfoot Cinderella the audience experiences a play on a classic fairy tale. The main character Grrrella is an adaption of the well known character Cinderella. The story takes place in the woods and has the same premise of Cinderella. The main character Grrrella is the outcast of the family of the bears in the woods. As the outcast she is left with the responsibility of doing all the chores for the group and is of course being made of fun of while doing these chores. The story twists ...more
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Bigfoot crinderrrrrella puts an interesting spin on a classic story. The bigfoot prince is in search for a bigfoot bride. But the prince wont settle for any bigfoot lady. He is search for one like him. In a near by cave lived Ella, her two step sisters, and her step mother. Her step sisters were terribly mean to Ella. They made her do everything for them and they made her conform to the way they wanted her to be. One day while she was fishing for her sister a bear came up and started eating her ...more
Hayley Laporte
This book follows the same story as the classic Cinderella. The only difference is that they live in the forest and they aren't people. Bigfoot Cinderella lives with her stepmother and step-sisters who are very mean to her. The prince Bigfoot wants to find a bride and hold a festival. Whoever can knock him off a log can be his bride. He also loves nature and will not marry anyone who picks flowers or harms the forest. Cinderella ends up having a beary godfather who lets her go to the festival so ...more
Bigfoot Cinderrrella is a fractured fairy tale based on the classic Cinderella story. In this tale, there is a Bigfoot race, and in that group, there is a handsome Bigfoot prince, whom all the girls want. Also, in this area, there is a large, hairy Bigfoot whose name is Rrrrella, her two step-sisters, and her step-mother. The step-family is mean to Rrrrella, and decide to leave her behind when they go to the prince’s party. However, thanks to Rrrrella’s Beary Godfather, she gets some new shoes a ...more
Jonathan Jordan
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
1. So as many people know the story of cinderella this one nearly follows the same concept and storyline but gives it a little twist. The story begins a bigfoot prince has not found a wife and cinderella a bigfoot as well lives with her stepmother and step sister. The bigfoot prince ends up throwing a party where the lady bigfoot to knock him off a log he will kiss and marry. So once again cinderella charcter is left behind but arrives to the party due to some magic and she beats the prince. Alt ...more
Oct 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Age 5-9

This "green" version of Cinderella with a Bigfoot as the lead had me laughing out loud with its ridiculousness. The prince is loved because he is so "odiferous" but he is also a nature and animal lover. The nasty step-sisters are small women with small, relatively furless feet and throw rocks at spotted owls for fun. Because everyone roared at her so much, they called Ella, "Rrrrrella". Rrrrrella was large with huge, hairy feet and loved animals. The Bigfoot Prince has a funfest that Rrrr
Rhettleigh Milnor
Such a fun and wonderful book. This book follows the story of Cinderella, but Cinderella is a Bigfoot. She doesn't want to be a beautiful princesses, she wants to be smelly, strong, and dirty. These traits are exactly what the nature loving, Bigfoot prince wants. This story is a great adaption of the traditional Fairy Tale Cinderella story. This Cinderella is a great example for girls because it doesn't feed into the pretty, perfect, helpless princess trope.

I bought this book for my 6-year-old n
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Traditional Literature
Grade: 3-6
This book is so funny! It is quite the twist on the original cinderella. A bigfoot who wants to be smelly for the prince and has to compete in games to win his hand in marriage.
Becky B
The Bigfoot prince is looking for a bride who is smelly, who doesn't pick wildflowers, and can toss him in a log roll competition. Ella (or Rrrrella as her stepsisters call her) hopes to win, but it'll require some help from her berry godfather.

The concept of this book could be cute, but it just fell short for me because it seemed to have inconsistencies. It says the prince and Cinderella care about nature, but they seem more concerned with picking wildflowers than responsibly fishing or choppin
Kacie Blakley
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Most stories that are about Cinderella do not entice boys. Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella could definitely do the job of reeling young boys into a princess-based story. The whole story is basically the same background as Cinderella; the main difference is that the characters are bigfoots and bears. Instead of attending a ball, the prince holds a "fun-fest" for everyone in the forest to participate in. The first female bigfoot to roll the prince off a log and into the river would become his wife. So who ...more
Kendra Loch
This is the classic tale of Cinderella retold in a fractured fairytale sort of way. Rrrrrella, a bigfoot, must win over the Bigfoot prince before her stepsisters do. To win the prince's heart, the bigfoot women must be able to roll him off of a log in the water. Most of the bigfoot women are not strong enough or are too pretty (clean smelling and wearing flowers from the forest) and do not pass the test. Then came along Rrrrrella, stinky and strong, who knocked him off of the log. She has no tim ...more
Jul 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
Cinderella has been retold so many times in so many different ways. When I first saw this version, I was excited as it truly seemed different. However, upon reading it I saw the same old story but substitute bigfoots for the humans, a "beary" godfather for the fairy godmother and a log-rolling competition for the ball. The fact that the prince is looking for such a strong woman is more empowering to women than most versions. At first the fact that he wants the ugliest Bigfoot woman also seems to ...more
Shelbi Bishop
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: folklore
This book is about a bigfoot named Ella who gets picked on by her stepsisters and stepmother. They go off to meet the prince and the beary godfather comes to send Ella off to the games, where the Prince will pick his wife. They try hard to knock the prince off of a log in the river, and cannot do so....but then Ella comes along! She easily knocks the prince off of the log, but she has to leave before her fur becomes decorated with flowers! She loses her clog and the prince searches all over the ...more
Oct 15, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pbgs-3
I was very excited about this book when I first picked it off the shelf. I love the idea of taking a popular tale and creating something completely new using the same background. Unfortunately, the poor use of dialect really hurt my excitement for the story. I think the author was working hard to make the character's diction match with the idea of the story, but it made the book hard to read and understand. I imagined trying to read it aloud to children and I think it would be very challenging. ...more
I did not care for this rendition. Since barefoot creatures are uneducated, the wording is wretched "me no pick flowers". I understand the author's idea to have the opposite of a princess, but I couldn't tell what was an insult and what traits were valued. All the appeal of this story was lost on me.
I loved this story! Generic Cinderella story, but was very funny. Kids would enjoy it, they can relate to the story but it is about a gross-cinderella-bigfoot. Themes about saving the forest and being true to oneself. Could be used in a nature class, fairy-tale type theme, or just being yourself idea. The dialogue is all spoken by the bigfoot characters so there are a lot of fun noises.

No evil stepmother, but kind of evil stepsisters that want the Grrrella to smell nice and wear flowers, it disc
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the different viewpoint this story gave on the definition of beauty. It also took into account that personality matters more than looks. I also enjoyed the amusing twists such as the "beary godfather" instead of the "fairy godmother." I definitely wasn't expecting that and it made me laugh. The artwork was sensational and the dialogue and diction was very well done. A wonderful book altogether.
Amanda Zell
Feb 19, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pbgs-1
Based on the original Cinderella story, this book puts a "save the environment" twist on the original story.

This fiction book was a little too out there for me. However, it may appeal more to the male audience due to the fact that it has to do with bigfoots. As a teacher, you could use this in an environmental unit in science and would probably be best the the 3-5 grade classrooms. The pictures and text interacted well, but the story line was very generic.
Marissa Pezzullo
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: folklore
This enchanting tale is a twist on the classic Cinderella story. It is a funny book that young children would enjoy because it is all about the biggest and the ugliest. It may help a child who is made fun of because of looks to see that they are normal and that others are wrong. I would include this in my library because i would enjoy this and possibly use it when talking about fairy tales, and the differences.
Jul 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Why on earth did this get a request for a 2nd reading!? Girls loved it. It is exactly as the title describes...the story of a furry, bigfoot creature who loves the environment and finds her equally activist fuzzy prince through the fate of her wooden clogs---err, are those phish phans or bigfoots? Hard to call with all the tree hugging.
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Tony Johnston has written many acclaimed books for young people. She and her husband lived in Mexico for fifteen years, where they raised their children. She now lives in San Marino, California.
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