Published September 5th 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Format read: Finished copy via publisher
(This is totally less of a synopsis, and more of a spoiler)
Corey Rosen Schwartz introduces us to Cinderella and her lesser known twin, Tinderella. The story is more or less the same; they both live in the house of with their mean stepmother, and mutually split the work. Twinderella, being the better at math, divvies up their assignments equally.
When the ball comes around, and happily ever after is on the horizon, the twins are given the option of doubling prince charming, so both sisters can live happily ever after. While I think older readers might find the doubling of the prince a bit odd - it doesn't really show a developed relationship - younger readers will like the creative answer, and the added math angle.
With excellent writing and beautiful illustrations, this is a fun charmer for younger readers.
About the author and illustrator:
Corey Rosen Schwartz is the author of The Three Ninja Pigs, Ninja Red Riding Hood, Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks, Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears, and Hop Plop. She has a Masters in Deaf Education from Gallaudet and taught at Lexington School for the Deaf for several years. She’s also worked for an Internet company where she developed educational content for kids. Corey lives in Warren, NJ with her husband and two young kids. She has no free time, but if she did, she would spend it scuba diving. You can find her at coreyrosenschwartz.com or at BeABookNinja.co
Deborah Marcero received her BFA in drawing and photography from the University of Michigan, and her MFA in poetry from the School of Art Institute in Chicago. She was a Lead Literacy teacher in Chicago Public Schools, and in her spare time, she loves climbing trees, hiking, swimming, and capturing changes in light with her camera. You can find her at deborahmarcero.com and @deborahmarcero