Monday 9 October 2017

Twinderella: A Fractioned Fairy Tale by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Deborah Marcero (GB Putnam)

A decidedly different take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella. Meet "Twinderella" by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Deborah Marcero...
We've seen so many different versions, twists, gender swaps and reboots for the classic story of Cinderella - as timeless as ever it was, and still a huge favourite with children everywhere.

But we've definitely never seen a "Twinderella" - and in this tale Cinders has a twin sister.

Both girls live with their horrid stepsisters and equally horrid stepmother still, but in this story the girls divide all their duties and chores up between themselves (just as good little siblings should!), to make the day a little more fun.

The night of the Royal Ball approaches, and both sisters decide that they really want to go.

Dividing up the chores really helps complete them a lot quicker!
Their wicked stepmother forbids this, of course but thankfully the fairy godmother is on hand - and can help the sisters once again divide everything up fairly, so that both look stunning for the ball.

Cinderella and Twinderella hard at work for those fussy stepsisters. 
When they finally arrive they're left with a bit of a quandary. How on earth can you divide a handsome prince in two!? The answer is a bit of a surprise as they quickly find out they're not the only twins around...

Lucky old prince!
Corey used to be a maths teacher, so there's a modicum of fun in her talking about fractions and dividing up numbers mixed in with an enchanting take on the classic story. Deborah's artwork is lovely too, making the whole story feel fresh and original once again.

"Twinderella: A Fractioned Fairy Tale" by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Deborah Marcero is out now, published by GB Putnam (Kindly supplied in digital format for review).