Cinderella's Rat

Written by Susan Meddaugh • Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

Reviewed by Alyssa H (age 7)

Cinderella's rat is about two rats and they are looking for food. They choose cheese that was in a trap. When they got trapped it was dark. Then they felt themselves getting picked up. The door to the trap opened and they ran out. But the one rat got turned into a coachman for Cinderella. He went to the ball and met a boy. They saw a rat and the boy said, "A rat! Kill it!" But the coachman said, "That is my sister." Then the boy said,"We will have to find a wizard and turn your sister back into a girl." The wizard tried and tried but it didn't work. The coachman's sister was a girl but she barked like a dog instead of talking like a person.

I liked this book because it was funny when the girl barked like a dog. Instead of talking she barked and she scared away all the cats. My favorite character was the wizard because he was trying his best to turn the rat into a normal girl. But he turned her into dog girl. My favorite part of the story was when the rats smelled the cheese. They were always hungry and looking for food. But this time they got into a trap.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes fairy tales. It is like Cinderella but tells about the rats. If you like to read about rats you might like this book too.

Alyssa H is a student in Mrs Sandford's Kindergarten through 1st Grade Class
2006-2007