Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

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Annotation: This version of the familiar story in which a mistreated step-child finds happiness with the "man" of her dreams is set in the old-growth forest and features Bigfoot characters.
Genre: Fairy tales
Catalog Number: #29774
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1998
Edition Date: 2000
Illustrator: Warhola, James,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-698-11871-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-20776-3
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-698-11871-3 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-20776-9
Dewey: 398.2
LCCN: 97047761
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Subject Heading:
Fairy tales.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
This spirited recycling of the Cinderella tale offers a howlingly funny take on the original. Single, horrendously hairy --and therefore appealing--Prince Bigfoot, as odiferous as his tree-home is coniferous, lives alone in a hollow tree in the old-growth forest of the Northwest. He takes great offense with any female who combs her fur and laces it with wild flowers. The prince hosts a fun fest, announcing he will marry the woman who can roll him off a log into the river. In the same forest lives a huge, young, hardworking, smelly, nature-loving Bigfoot woman named Ella--or Rrrrrella, as her name is roared by her bossy stepsisters and stepmother. Rrrrrella longs to have her turn at dunking the prince but instead watches sadly as the others go off without her. Then Rrrrrella's beary godfather, a magical grizzly bear, comes to the rescue, and with a wave of his paw, he conjures bark clogs to help her grip the log. Rrrrrella dunks the prince and then rushes off, leaving him holding one huge clog and wondering, Where my stinking beauty go? The uproarious story is further energized by Warhola's luminous, hilarious paintings. Throughout the fun is a gentle reminder of the book's underlying message to protect the forest. (Reviewed December 1, 1998)
Horn Book
This Cinderella take-off occurs in the world of the "slow-witted" Bigfoots, where matted fur and a fishy smell are signs of beauty, and a grizzly bear serves as "beary godfather." Readers will likely appreciate the topsy-turvy humor and the cave-man-like dialogue ("Me wish go fun-fest. Me wish dunk prince"). Warhola's illustrations make full use of the story's silly possibilities.
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 3-6-This ultimate reversal of the Cinderella story stars a dashing, nature-loving Bigfoot prince who is "horrendously hairy." Of course, he is as "tall and dark as a Douglas fir" and women long for him. Nearby live a mother and her two puny, furless daughters who not only bathe (ugh!) but also throw rocks at spotted owls. They despise Rrrrrella, their woolly, huge stepsister with feet "like log canoes." When the prince gives the annual fun-fest, Rrrrrella, who is left behind, is helped by her "beary godfather." The rest is history. All of this takes place in the old-growth forest where the Prince protects the environment with his rules, "No pick flower. No pull tree," and protects himself with the last rule, "No kick royal family." The troll-like Bigfoot population lives joyfully among wild animals in a forest paradise. Large, bright paintings in greens, browns, and gold depict the large-nosed, big-toed heroine and her "odoriferous" love interest. All but two crowd scenes can easily be shared with a group. The book can be read alone, aloud, or used for storytelling. It's hilarious fun with a message for all ages.-Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL
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ALA Booklist (12/1/98)
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 1,134
Reading Level: 3.3
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 28000 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.5 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q13949
Lexile: 660L

In the old growth forest, a dashing Bigfoot prince searches for his Bigfoot princess. Rrrrrella, who also lives in the forest, would be a perfect match. But can she get past her ugly stepsisters to win the prince's heart? Full-color illustrations.

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