This classic fairy story is retold in rhyme in this chunky padded boardbook. Cinderella's fairy godmother makes it possible for the poor young girl to attend a royal ball - but the magic will only last until midnight...Bright pictures and simple rhyming text make this an ideal story for reading aloud to little ones, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. And look out for the little mice - count how many times they appear throughout the book. Cinderella, kind and sweet, Wore old clothes and had bare feet. Her two stepsisters had silk gowns, And her stepmother an ugly frown. They made her work all through the day, With not much food and, of course, no pay. To a ball her sisters were invited. They laughed and screamed, so excited! Cinderella had no party frock, But some magic helped...until twelve o'clock...