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Don't Cook Cinderella Francesca Simon

Don't Cook Cinderella By Francesca Simon

Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon

New RRP £5,99
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A thoroughly subversive twist on favourite fairy tale characters

Don't Cook Cinderella Summary

Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon

It's just an ordinary day at Mother Goose's Academy. There's Miss Good Fairy teaching the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood to read and write - while Miss Bad Fairy is inciting the Ugly Sisters, the Big Bad Wolf, Troll, Wicked Stepmother, Wicked Witch and Jealous Queen to gobble them all up. The result? Chaos!

Witty, fast-paced and anarchic, this is a complete story with ten short chapters ('C.A.T. Spells Dog', 'What Troll Learned', 'Snakes and Snails for Lunch') that take us through the school day. Originally published as Big Class, Little Class, this freshly illustrated reissue brings Francesca Simon and Tony Ross together again in a wonderful romp that Horrid Henry fans will revel in.

Don't Cook Cinderella Reviews

"...Francesca Simon's fairytale school story is feisty and funny, blending the familiar with original additions into an entertaining whole". -- Julia Eccleshare * The Guardian (Review), Saturday April 16th 2005 *
"A hilarious tale of mischief and magic for children". -- Sam Wostear * The Sun, Friday April 15th, 2005 *
Imagine all your favourite fairy-tale characters at school together... the result is a hilarious book that brings to life classic fairytale characters. ...a perfect first-reader... * MyBooksMag, Issue 12 (Summer 2005) *
offbeat school story with a twist ...For young readers who like to read about familiar storybook characters venturing outside their familiar surroundings, the quick-fire dialogue, whacky happenings and slapstick humour will appeal greatly. Ross's animated eye-balling line drawings wittily capture the various lesson activities, and his page by page casting of characters is done with characteristic energy and flourish. -- Gwynneth Bailey * Books For Keeps *
'A hilarious book by the author of the Horrid Henry series. The funny and mischievous humour is perfect for 5-7 year olds to read themselves' * FAMILY INTEREST MAGAZINE *
'Fairy tale characters play wicked games of 'goodie' and 'baddie' creating chaos for their teachers.' -- Robert Dunbar * IRISH TIMES 10.12.05 *
'one of the funniest books I have ever read... really wicked in every sense of the word.' -- Karen Hart * CHINGFORD GUARDIAN *

About Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California and started writing stories at the age of eight. She wrote her first Horrid Henry book in 1994. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe; his adventures are published in 27 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Francesca has won the Children's Book of the Year Award and been a judge for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge. Francesca is also a passionate ambassador for children's literacy and is a trustee of the World Book Day charity. She lives in North London with her family. Visit Francesca's website at and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca Tony Ross was born in London and studied at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. He has worked as a cartoonist, a graphic designer, as the Art Director of an advertising agency, and as Senior Lecturer in Art at Manchester Polytechnic. Tony is one of the most popular and successful children's illustrators of all time, best known for illustrating Horrid Henry and the works of David Walliams. Tony's books have been translated into 40 languages in over 100 countries. He lives in Macclesfield.

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Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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