Tuesday, January 8, 2019

"The Sound of Magic: Cinderella" by Sanna Mander (Lincoln Children's Books)

It takes a touch of magic for a classic fairy tale to be given a new lease of life with a sprinkle of fairy dust.

"The Sound of Magic: Cinderella" has a neat little wand tucked inside the cover, and once kids activate the book, they can read the story - and tap magic spots throughout the book to trigger accompanying music and sound effects to enhance the storytelling.

Everyone is familiar with the classic story of Cinderella, the poor downtrodden girl who is given her chance to shine at the Prince's Ball by her Fairy Godmother.

At the ball Cinderella truly stuns, and dances with the Prince - before dashing home just as Midnight strikes, leaving nothing behind but an exquisite glass slipper.

Sanna's retelling of the tale is purposely kept simple, so that the illustrations can shine through - and the addition of the neat wand will give this huge appeal to little ones who are just beginning to discover a world of fairy stories themselves.

Tap the yellow spots with the magic wand to unleash the audio magic!
It's a really great idea, and hopefully this is the first of a series of books that will use the same mechanism to truly bring stories to life.

Will cinders ever find her prince charming? 
"The Sound of Magic: Cinderella" by Sanna Mander is out now, published by Lincoln Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).