The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Give Us a Smile, Cinderella
Publisher: QED Publishing
Cinderella lived with her mean stepmother and lazy stepsisters who ate cakes and sweets while she scrubbed and dusted. But Cinderella always remembered to brush her teeth, unlike Griselda and Prunella whose teeth turned green and sometimes fell out!
The King invited everyone to a ball for Prince Rupert. Cinderella's fairy godmother conjured up a stunning dress, glass slippers and a beautiful coach. Prince Rupert was enchanted, but at midnight Cinderella fled, dropping a slipper. It fitted all three sisters' feet, so the Prince asked them to smile, remembering Cinderella's magical smile. Once she checked that his teeth also sparkled, she agreed to marry him!
A comical re-telling of a children's classic with a powerful message about brushing your teeth.