I have been meaning to read this book for some time. Fairy Tale Retellings? Check! Awesome art? Check! Original/creative idea? Check! It had all the makings of being an epic picture book, and after reading it, I can definitely say that it is that and more. This Cinderella retelling is now my favourite of all that are out there.
This Cinderella kicks butt, knows how to fix stuff, isn’t afraid to learn new things, even if that means cleaning/fixing other stuff first and read a big hefty book at night to learn all those new skills.
Most of the story is just the same as the original, just with Space as a theme. The stepsisters + stepmother are still evil as hell, there is a ball, there is a godmother (just all new and shiny), the prince is looking for the one who disappeared at midnight (though this time he was looking for her because she helped him out, and not because she left a slipper).
The ending however was totally different, the decision that Cinderella made there fitted totally with this story. Of course I won’t spoil anything, but I do have to say that I really liked and that I was clapping. Of course, I still kind of hope that it will be a bit different, but who knows. 🙂
The art is gorgeous, Cinderella looks fantastic, the backgrounds are colourful and detailed. Really, it was like I was just standing next to Cinderella at times, looking over her shoulder to see what she was doing.
The cover really is amazing and I love the inside pages at the beginning and ending(before you start the story).
Would I recommend this book? Heck yes!