Very Little Cinderella

Fairy Godmother

Very Little Cinderella is little. Very little. She’s also very upset. Her Ugly Sisters are off to a party and they won’t let her come.

Very Little Cinderalla Wooly HatBut with a big blue scooter, an array of fabulous frocks and a Fairy Godmother for a babysitter, anything could happen! Join her on a very BIG adventure!

Published in the UK by Penguin Random House. Published in the USA by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 Praise for Very Little Cinderella:

A toddler version of Cinderella whose house-cleaning style is more Jackson Pollock than Martha Stewart. With splashy watercolor-and-ink illustrations and a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek tone, Heapy and Heap celebrate the spirit of willful toddlers.’ Starred review, Publishers’ Weekly

‘The second title in this excellent series of fairy tales with a twist, putting a modern slant on the traditional tale. Cinderella is re-cast as a small, precocious toddler who knows what she wants and is determines to get it – a situation with which many parents will be familiar. It’s fun and quirky, and the hilarious pictures by Sue Heap work well with Teresa Heapy’s text and the original page layouts. The title, which is enhanced by clever use of the end pages, is destined to become a firm family favourite in many households.’ Carousel

 ‘Very Little Cinderella speaks to us in a child’s voice with a child’s speech and young ones will really respond to this; it’s cleverly and wittily done. A super contemporary take on the old favourite with plenty of humour.’ Parents in Touch

‘Never loses its charm…unique in the way it breathes a new angle on this very popular fairytale.  As for the happy ever after…you won’t be disappointed.  A unique treat.’ Children’s Books Ireland

‘Putting a new spin on classic fairy tales isn’t easy, and a lot of people give them a bit of a dust and polish without bringing anything new to the table. You definitely cannot say that about Teresa Heapy and Sue Heap’s “Very Little” series, and this is the second book that has had us simultaneously guffawing like goons and hugging ourselves with glee at just how durned great it is. Brilliantly funny, acutely well observed, fantastically illustrated, a super-treat from Heapy and Heap!’ ReadItDaddy

‘Very Little Cinderella is a small girl with very definite ideas. No shiny dresses for her. She will go to the party in her favourite blue dress, stripy hat and yellow boots. This is a cosy story, ideal for reading at bedtime. Parents – or babysitters – will recognise the scenario, which never strays from reality…while the young audience will appreciate the situation and recognise a friend. If the maps on the endpapers are to be believed, we can look forward to more retellings from this talented pair.’ Books for Keeps

‘Truly adorable…another certain winner for this author/artist partnership.’ Red Reading Hub

‘A quirky twist on the traditional tale will have children everywhere laughing themselves to sleep.’ Clitheroe Advertiser and Times

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