Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Lorraine Carey, Migy Blanco, Fairy Tale, Cinderella, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


Gertie is the third daughter of Mrs. Ugly, Cinderella’s evil stepmother. Gertie is a good girl that does everything asked of her, however when the invitation to the ball at the palace arrives, Mrs. Ugly will only let her mean daughters go. In order to gain entry to the ball, Gertie has to prove that she can be mean. She's sent to three different famous fairy-tale villains who try to make her mean, but she fails. Just before the Big Bad Wolf is about to eat Gertie for foiling her plans, Gertie cries and says all she wants is to go to the ball. Naturally, this has been a dream of the Big Bad Wolf for a lifetime, so the two are visited by the Fairy God Mother who gets them suited and booted for a grand time at the ball. No fairytale would be complete without a Prince Charming, and this one sweeps Gertie off of her feet and the two are married. Justice is served as the ending implies that the Big Bad Wolf devours Mrs. Ugly and her mean daughters.