Thursday, September 2, 2010
Cinderella's Bum (and other bottoms)
Written and Illustrated by Nicholas Allan
Published by Red Fox Children's Books
Nicholas Allan's books are just the right side of cheeky, and there's none cheekier than this tome, an ode to the peachiest of peaches, Cinderella's bum. We learn that it's OK to have a bit more padding back there these days, and once again we also learn that Nicholas Allan has something of a twisted obsession with royalty. Did you know, for instance, that Queen Victoria had a very large bum? I could only guess before, but it's nice to have it confirmed in a toddler's book.
If you're familiar with Nicholas Allan's other works you'll know what to expect and kids will love the daftness of it.
Charlotte's best bit: Father Christmas using his bottom as a fire detector.
Daddy's favourite bit: The Evil Queen's attempt to ingratiate her bottom with her mirror.
Rating: 3 out of 5