Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood Book Review

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Illustrations by Meg Hunt
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: May 5, 2015

Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed
of fixing fancy rockets.

With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball--but when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue!

Folks, this is it. This is the picture book that geek me can't help but gush over. Cinderella in space?! Yes, please. Told in cute lyrical rhymes, this book is the perfect combination of fairy tale re-hash, sci-fi awesome, and adorable illustrations. (Cinderella has pink hair!) This is a true girl power book. Not only is Cinderella a really good mechanic with absolutely no caveats to this fact, but when the prince asks her to marry him she declines, telling him she is too young. Even without the fairy tale twist, this story stands very well on its own.