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I liked this book, at first -- it's beautiful presentation ( fluent English, right-on illustrations and elegant typeface), and it's hilarious twist on Cinderella.
But, for me, the joke went on too long and got tedious. I was relieved -- and resumed liking the book -- in Ch10, when Ethelinda's patience finally snapped.
But poor Rosella.... Let's rewrite the ending for her.
For ages 6-8. A fairy rewards one twin sister for good behavior and punishes the other for bad. What happens when it turns out that the punishment is better than the reward?
I love this book!!! Its a quick read that I enjoyed very much! I've read this book about 5 times!!
In this short, amusing tale it is the fairy that learns her lesson. The book is easy to read and hard to put down (not a problem at only 87 pages). As often happens in fairy tales, gifts and punishments sometimes backfire. In this tale not only do two girls learn to use the fairy’s gifts, the fairy herself sees the consequences of her actions and develops some self-control.