pink dahlia and bee
orange and gold flowers
yellow and pink dahlias
Daphne contemplates a dandelion

Deborah Hopkinson

Cinderella and a Mouse Called Fred

Cinderella and a Mouse Named Fred

What is this book about?

If you thought you knew the fairy tale Cin­derel­la, think again!

Did you know that the fairy god­moth­er was actu­al­ly grouchy? Or that the rodent she trans­formed into the coach’s horse was named Fred? Or that Cin­derel­la hid from the prince when he came look­ing for her with that uncom­fort­able glass slipper?!

A best loved fairy­tale is giv­en the end­ing it deserves in this clever pic­ture book that shows a hero­ine shape her own des­tiny … and find her fairy­tale princess.

illustration by Paul O Zelisnky from Cinderella and a Mouse Called Fred
illus­tra­tion © Paul O. Zelin­sky, from Cin­derel­la and a Mouse Called Fred,
pub­lished by Anne Schwartz Books, Pen­guin Ran­dom House, 2023

author, Deb­o­rah Hop­kin­son
illus­tra­tor, Paul O. Zelin­sky
Anne Schwartz Books
Pen­guin Ran­dom House
ages 4 and up, 2023
ISBN 978–0593480038

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