Cinderella's Bum Paperback – 5 Feb 2004
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Cinderella's Bum by Nicholas Allan is a "cheeky" celebration of the differences between people's bodies that will definitely strike a chord with anyone who's ever uttered the immortal line: "Does my bum look big in this?".
A little girl watches her older sister agonise about the size of her bottom when trying to squeeze into her swimsuit. She points out to her sister that people come in all shapes and sizes and that big bottoms can actually be quite useful. She goes on to demonstrate this by using famous people as examples--Santa Claus needs a big bottom for when he has to make unexpected crash landings in his sleigh, and Queen Victoria would have been lost without hers, being on the throne for so long. Of course, there are some instances where having a big bottom would be an occupational hazardHoudini's career as an escapologist would have been cut short for certain! We learn that famous fairy tales would have been very different if they'd venerated the bottom as opposed to other parts of the body: "Cinderella had small feet but a big bum so it's lucky Cinderella lost her shoe at the ball at not her knickers."
Cinderella's Bum is irreverent yet warm, complemented by Allan's lively watercolour illustrations. Suitable for ages five upwards.--Alison Drury --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Endlessly inventive, Nicholas Allan knows just what appeals to young children . . . Clever, quirky and beautifully illustrated, children will love this" (Parents in Touch)
"Cheeky title but with a subtle message about loving your body whatever its shape and size. Lovely" (Sunday Mirror)
"Celebrate your body whatever shape or size with Nicholas Allan's cheeky picture book" (Bournemouth Daily Echo)
"Unconventional . . . Clever narrative" (Baby & You)
"An hilarious picture book with an important message" (Right Start)
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Top Customer Reviews
Loved by all my grandchildren.
A girl's big sister is worried about her 'big bum' in a swimming suit, so her sister makes her feel better by talking about famous bums (Cinderella's, Queen Victoria's). I felt a little uncomfortable with the idea - introducing the concept that you should be concerned with the size of your posterior isn't a great idea for young children. That may be taking it a little seriously, but certain impressionable readers may question it.
It's very funny in its design and concept, but it's not for very young children, Allan often works best for school-age (or adult!) kids.
It is almost as if the author is able to don the head of a child when he writes, he just instinctively understands a child's sense of humour.
Another super book by Nicholas. Jesus' Christmas Party started me off, much read and given away (sold dozens when i was running Stroud's Christian bookshop in the 90's. Love The Queen's Knickers, and Father Christmas needs a wee!!!!!
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Bought for my 3.5 year old girl for Xmas as she's at the bums are funny age so when I saw this I freaked out and bought it immediately without reading reviews, really wish I had as... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer