Cinderelephant by Emma Dodd WITH GIVEAWAY!

Cinderelephant: Emma Dodd (Templar Publishing, 2012)

Cinderelephant: Emma Dodd (Templar Publishing, 2012)

Cinderelephant is a Cinderella tale with the main parts taken by Elephants. The Warty Sisters are the step-sisters (or warthog cousins in this version); there’s a Furry Godmouse (a male one at that); and lots of elephantine puns!

As well as being full of anthropomorphic animals, this is a modernised Cinders with a glossy white limo and sparking pink high heels. Prince Charming Trunky reminds me of Babar (although I was remembering incorrectly because Babar doesn’t wear green pinstriped trousers other than in my head apparently!)

...and it's a big but...

The enormous shoe is obviously, ridiculously, too big for all the ‘girls’ who try it on, which adds another lovely comic touch to the imagery. I would have prefered something other than “[they] were married the very next day” at the end, but it’s a minor quibble. The art is gorgeous, and it’s a lovely alternate-Cinderella addition to fairy tale loving children.

I am thrilled to be able to offer a SIGNED copy of Cinderelephant to one lucky reader. All you need to do to enter is click the widget below and add a comment. The prize will be sent directly by Templar, and you need a UK address to enter. As with all good things, the giveaway ends at midnight… on 29th January. I’ll press the button to get the random winner in the morning of Tues 29th January.

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Disclaimer: We were sent an e-copy of Cinderelephant by Templar Publishing for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to review the book, just to offer a copy to give away!

19 comments

  1. Helen

    I think I might have entered twice by mistake, I entered once, missed what I was supposed to comment about, tried logging in with another address just to read the blurb & missed it again! Very sorry if I’ve broken it ;-) anyway, just wanted to say I love fairy tales with a twist and this looks like a great one!
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  2. victoria jayne wilkinson

    Well the book which sticks in mind is Roald Dahls Revolting rhymes! I used to love it!

  3. Polly Faber

    Ooo I don’t know? The Nosy Crow Cinderella app is very well loved in this house. Does that count? There’s rather lovely Shirley Hughes illustrations for the one in our Hutchinson Treasury too.
    I take terrible guilty pleasure in regular Christmas viewings of the frankly shonky ‘The Slipper and the Rose’ with Richard Chamberlain breaking into song… “A Bride Finding Ball!” a favourite to sing whilst cooking.
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  4. kathleen hooper

    We have a dance lover in te family, so our current favourite is: Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

  5. Vicky Robinson

    My daughters love the Disney version of Cinderella – they watch it all day & then pretend to be Disney Princesses afterwards!

  6. Hazel Wright

    I don’t know, I’m out of touch with kids books! But now I have grandaughters to think about its time to catch up! And may I say that the pic you have of the elephant stuck in the car…that looks like my behind hahaha!

  7. Michele Helene

    We quite like Nick Sharrat and Stephen Tucker’s Cinderella. We also have the Disney version and personally I quite like her in The foggy foggy Forest (also by Nick Sharrat) where she’s having a water pistol fight with Snow White. Mmm, that’s 3 choices. Is that OK?

  8. Ms Oh Waily

    Not that I can actually enter but I accidentally did…
    Anyway, since my DD loves elephants and princesses, I may need to find this book locally. :)

    A cute version of Cinderella that we’ve found is as part of a series in a graphic novel/hard back comic for kids form. It’s called There’s a Princess in the Palace by Zoe Alley and incorporates the five most famous princesses in an interlinked and humorous way. We’ve had it out of the library many, many times.
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