Monday, November 21, 2011

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale

Jewel Kats  
Loving Healing Press (2011) 
ISBN 9781615991129
Reviewed by Madeline (age 10) & Sophia (age 8) McElroy for Reader Views Kids

 

Madeline:

This is another Cinderella story with something added! In this book, Cinderella is in a wheelchair. It may sound like a weird story, but it is very good. Life is hard for Cinderella; her jobs are harder to do and her step-sisters treat her like an animal. The day of the ball, her step-mother says she can go to the ball if she makes jewelry for her and her step-sisters. She had worked all day on the jewelry and had made herself a dress too. Right before they leave, Cinderella's stepmother sneaks up behind her and disables her wheelchair so she can't make it move. Cinderella cried, "What about the promise you made?" She laughed and said, "Promises can be broken."  Just then somebody says, "Don't Cry."  It's Cinderella's fairy godmother! She zaps her. "But remember, the spell wears off at midnight, be careful!," said her fairy godmother. Then she disappears. Now, Cinderella is flying to the ball! She lands inside and her step-sisters and step-mother get very angry. The Prince comes over and asks her to dance. She possibly couldn't! Then, her wheelchair flies up and he grabs her hands, everywhere he went, the wheelchair followed while flying. The end is for you too see.


I liked this book because I like fairy tales and Cinderella is one of my favorites. It is great for kids who have disabilities in life such as being in a wheelchair or having a disease that bothers them. This book can help them get through it and realize life can be the same as others lives too.


Sophia:

"Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair" is a good story for kids who have had a horrible accident or injury. This book is about a girl named Cinderella with two evil step-sisters and one step-mother. The step-mother says the step-sisters can go to the ball, but the step-mother said Cinderella couldn't go. But the step-mother said she could make jewelry for the step-sisters. When Cinderella makes the jewelry for the sisters she gets ready. But when she is ready the step-mother makes a flat tire on her chair. Then she realized she had a fairy godmother! The rest you should read to see yourself. This book was very wonderful.

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