{If the Shoe Fits: Sarah Mlynowski}If the Shoe Fits by Sarah Mlynowski
Series: Whatever After
Published by Scholastic Press on January 1, 2013
Genres: Childrens, Fairy Tales, Middle School
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – Once upon a time my brother and I found a magic mirror…

Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to.


Cinderella broke her foot, and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live happily ever after. And it's all our fault!

To save the day we'll need to:
– Learn how to use a dustpan
– Stay out of jail
– Find Cinderella a job
– Make sure true love finds its way

We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happy ending is gone . . . forever!

{My thoughts} – Abby And Jonah are on another adventure, this time in the land of Floom. I know these fairy tale kingdom names are rather odd. They are also rather interesting and many of the words and phrasing within this books are highly entertaining. In the kingdom of Floom they get to take part in Cinderella’s tale. I am in awe at the ways in which this particular author is able to alter these tales, to make them funny, better in some cases and well worth the read. I also like how the author is able to pull the reader into the story through the banter within the pages of these books.

I am a lover of nearly all things fairy tales and I enjoy classic stories that are given a re-write or a new spin. If you are like me you should enjoy this book just as much as I have. I am pleased to see that my daughter who also likes these books by this author has good taste in reading material. If you have read the first book you know sort of what to expect in the second book. Abby and Jonah go through the mirror and end up in another fairy tale. They have to investigate some in order to figure out just which one they are in though. Also they have to be able to locate their way back home, which in this book proves to be a rather difficult task for the two of them. Aside from that, they mess up the original tale and then have to figure out a way to fix it or make it better o that the story line can attempt to be preserved or so that changes to the story can take place.

I think that the liberties in which the author takes in tweaking and changing the original tale are well done. I also am looking forward to beginning book three and seeing where it is going to take me in regards to the land of fairy tales! Until next time!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.