Synopses & Reviews
Very Little Cinderellaand#160;is adorably recast as aand#160;very
and#160;littleand#160;precocious toddler in this modern retelling of the classic tale.and#160;and#160;and#160;Very Little Cinderella is upset when her ugly Sisters are off to a party without her. But her Fairy Godmother (the babysitter) comes to the rescue and takes her to the ball in her favorite blue dress. When the clock strikes midnight, she discovers sheand#39;s lost her favorite andquot;lelloandquot; boot. A happy playdate ensues when a young prince shows up the next day.and#160;and#160;Look for all three books in this must-have read-aloud series:and#160;Very Little Red Riding Hood,
and#160;Very Little Cinderella,
and#160;andand#160;Very Little Sleeping Beauty
"Heapy and Heap follow 2014's Very Little Red Riding Hood by introducing a toddler version of Cinderella whose house-cleaning style is more Jackson Pollock than Martha Stewart. She is livid when the Ugly Sisters (who are actually quite sweet) go to a party without her: 'It not fair!' she wails. 'I not stay here! I want to go toooo!' Luckily, her Fairy Godmother/babysitter is on hand to 'magic' Cinderella over to the party Cinderella insists, firmly, on wearing her blue dress, 'stripey' hat, froggy coat, and 'lello boots,' one of which she leaves behind. Cinderella's prince, a similarly minded boy, returns the lost boot, 'and they both played happily ever after.' With splashy watercolor-and-ink illustrations and a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek tone, Heapy and Heap celebrate the spirit of willful toddlers. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"A rollicking read-aloud, this is a book that begs to be turned into a class play, readers theater, or puppet show."and#8212;The Horn Book
"Stevens's enchanting, well-imagined, dimensional cartoon-style drawings of the office-supply characters imbue each one with a distinct personality to match their dialogic voices....This book is recommended for any classroom and should find a home in most libraries."and#8212;School Library Journal
"Will keep kids engaged, while both words and pictures create distinct, hilarious, highly animated characters from everyday objects."and#8212;Booklist "The authors work in lots of clever wordplay that will appeal to adult readers....Stevensand#8217; delightfully expressive desk supplies were created with paint, ink and plenty of real school supplies. Without a doubt, she has captured their true personalities."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"A fetching retelling of and#147;Little Red Riding Hoodand#8221; that also works as an effective alphabet book. . . . The fresh and imaginative mixed-media art imitates the sketchbook of a child artist." --School Library Journal,starred School Library Journal, Starred
"For her authorial debut Sweet . . . offers a colorful, abecedarian take on Little Red Riding Hood. Creative details, both visual and verbal, abound."
"The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. . . . Besides her vivacious paint and collage pictures, Sweet plays with her love of words." --Kirkus Kirkus Reviews
"the sunny mixed-media artand#151;nicely sparked with reds in all their bright varietyand#151;tells the story beautifully." and#151;Horn Book Horn Book
"Reading is believing." New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Notable Book
A new picture book from an award-winning author-illustrator team
Very Little Cinderellais adorably recast as avery
littleprecocious toddler in this modern retelling of the classic tale. Very Little Cinderella is upset when her ugly Sisters are off to a party without her. But her Fairy Godmother (the babysitter) comes to the rescue and takes her to the ball in her favorite blue dress. When the clock strikes midnight, she discovers she's lost her favorite "lello" boot. A happy playdate ensues when a young prince shows up the next day. Look for all three books in this must-have read-aloud series: Very Little Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella,
andVery Little Sleeping Beauty
Poor Little Red Pen! She can't possiblyand#160;correct a mountain of homework alland#160;by herself. Who will help her? "Not I!" says Stapler. "Not I!" says Eraser. "and#161;Yo no!
" says Pushpin, AKA Seand#241;orita Chincheta. But when the Little Red Pen tumbles in exhaustion into the Pit of No Return (the trash!), her fellow school supplies must get themselves out of the desk drawer and work togetherand#160;to rescue her. Trouble is, their plan depends on Tank, the rotund class hamster, who's not inclined to cooperate. Will the Little Red Pen be lost forever?
There's no lack of trial and error, hilarious chaos, and creative problem-solving in this mission! Kidsand#8212;and adultsand#8212;will never see their school supplies in quite the same way again.
Very Little Cinderellaand#160;is adorably re-cast as a very littleand#160;precocious toddler in this modern, sweetand#160;retelling of the classic tale. Look for all three books in this must-have, read-aloud series: Very Little Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella,and#160;andand#160;Very Little Sleeping Beauty.
And, as Carmine takes off on her bicycle with Rufus, that is just what she intends to do. But Carmine is a dreamy painter, always in search of capturing just the right hue in her drawings, and this drawingand#151;the one she begins in a lovely forest clearing just off the path to Grannyand#8217;sand#151;must be her best yet.
Here is a new, lively retelling of a timeless tale with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very end.
About the Author
Sister team Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummeland#160;are theand#160;co-authors ofand#160;many acclaimed picture books, including the popular Cook-A-Doodle-Doo!, The Great Fuzz Frenzy,and#160;and the recent Help Me, Mr. Mutt, winner of the 2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award. Janet lives in Boulder, Colorado, and Susan lives in Fort Worth, Texas. You can visit them on the web at www.janetstevens.com and www.susanstevenscrummel.com