Friday, March 27, 2015
Poetry Friday: Interstellar Cinderella
I have a GREAT recommend for Poetry Friday. Interstellar Cinderella! Right now, while we are enjoying the new release of the movie Cinderella, how about balancing the focus with this picture book? Deborah Underwood's text is jaunty and refreshing, setting a high bar for girls and showing to both genders that strength, intelligence, and focus is beautiful. Meg Hunt's illustrations are the perfect combination of modern and retro. Think Mary Blair meets Maureen Andermann. So, here's the opening:
"Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed
of fixing fancy rockets.
She fixed the robot dishwashers
and zoombrooms in her care,
but late each night she snuck away
to study ship repair."
Happy Poetry Friday to all those scientific Cinderellas and those who see her beauty!
by Deborah Underwood
illustrated by Meg Hunt
Chronicle Books, 2015