Book Review with MyChild – If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits
by Deborah Guarino

Welcome to another

Book Review with MyChild!

Books are critically important in our family – the saying around here goes, “I am always willing to spend money on books and Legos.” As a refresher, MyChild is 7-years-old, in second grade, reads on her own, and her current favorite books to read are the DogMan series and the Pig the Pug books.

I have had the privilege of review a couple Advance Reader Copy books through NetGalley and when I was recently searching for some new books to read, there were a few children’s books available. Of course, I could have just read these on my own and provided a review, but why not involves someone of the intended audience demographic. Here we go.

If the Shoe Fits
by Deborah Guarino

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from
Schiffer Kids, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. through NetGalley.
Opinions expressed in this review are completely our own.

This book is currently available for pre-order. Publication date is November 28, 2019.

Book Description:

Ever wonder what might have happened if a certain glass slipper had been placed on the wrong maiden’s foot . . . and fit?! In this comic twist on a classic fairy tale, Murray, a humble shoemaker, presents a pair of glass slippers for a frantic fairy godmother when her wand runs out of power, setting off a rollicking chain of events that may force him to disappoint a prince, risk the fairy’s wrath, and sacrifice the secret love of his life. Deborah Guarino, author of the bestselling Is Your Mama a Llama?, has created a magical story that will delight readers of all ages. Vivid illustrations bring the characters brilliantly to life in this tale of true love, royal mayhem, and big feet.

Our Review:

Mom: I have gone on the record a few times on how much I enjoy retellings of classic stories. This new story, which runs parallel to the Cinderella story we all know so well, was hilarious and adorable. I loved it!

MyChild: I thought it was funny how the Fairy Godmother needed to go shopping when her magic didn’t work.

Mom: Adding in a new love story, while keeping true to the original story, was a great way to make this an interesting twisted tale and not just another repetitious retelling.

MyChild: My favorite part was when the prince almost got married to the wrong person.

Mom: I also highly praise the author for focusing the story on learning to recognize the amazing things you have – not just always wishing for things you don’t have. Such a good learning moment for everyone!

The Final Verdict

Our rating: 4.5 stars

Would we recommend? Yes

#IftheShoeFits #NetGalley

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