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AUTHOR: Mark Ceilley and Rachel Smoka-Richardson

ILLUSTRATOR: Stephanie Laberis

PUBLISHER: RP Kids, Philadelphia


JACKET COPY: When Prince Samuel announces a kingdom-wide competition to find a new baker for his royal staff, Cinderelliot is stuck baking desserts for his ungrateful stepbrother and stepsister, leaving no time for himself to compete. Later that evening, his Fairy Godfather appears and helps Cinderelliot not only bake the perfect chocolate cake but also clean up and get to the competition just in time to win Prince Samuel's sweet tooth -- and perhaps his heart.

Just as the clock strikes midnight, Cinderelliot dashes off, leaving behind his chef's hat. Will Prince Samuel be able to find his royal baker and the main of his dreams.

If you love unique and fresh fractured tales, this one is sweet and fresh-baked! Satisfying and delicious (cannolis, croissants, eclairs, apple strudel, cream puffs and more!), the author so cleverly hits all the important and familiar beats of the Cinderella tale, but uses his own special recipe to make it stand out among the rest!

The art is wonderful, active and engaging and the characters perfectly drawn to fit their personalities!

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This was a wonderful addition to my own collection of Cinderella-inspired stories!

REVIEW BY: Lynne Marie Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten -- art by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School -- art by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- art by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- art by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling 2019 and Scholastic 2019), Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World -- art by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books 2019), The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project AND The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project Coloring Book -- art by Wendy Fedan (Mac and Cheese Press 2022), and more forthcoming...

She’s also the Owner and Administrator of both (which is currently taking 2022 Members at and, as well as a long-time Travel Agent with (! She's been a Cybil's Judge in the Fiction Picture Books and Board Books category since 2016. Recently, she's been handed the ReFoReMo torch from Kirsti Call and Carrie Charley Brown, which will return under it's new name March On With Mentor Texts in March, 2022 ( You can join her at her weekly Tinker and Talk Book Chat here: Tinker and Talk Book Chat by The Picture Book Mechanic | Facebook When she’s not searching for stories all over the globe, she lives on a lake in South Florida with her family, a Schipperke named Anakin and several resident water birds. Visit her at Lynne Marie is represented by Marisa Cleveland of



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