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Book Review for: Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad by Joseph Coelho

The book Zombierella didn’t only look wonderful from the outside, but the story inside was wonderful too, with all the peculiar twists and turns in the life (or death?) of Cinderella written in the most amusing and comical way. It was literally the best twisted version of Cinderella I HAD EVER READ.

This adorable book revolves around Cinderella, who lives and works all day for her FAKE sisters and mother in the most tiresome way. One night, after her FAKE family goes out to the ball to dance with the mysterious prince, Cinderella slips on the stairs and DIES!! The death angel walks in then and revives her for three nights ahead so she could live and enjoy life for a limited time and dance with the prince! Things take a mischievous turn then that makes you wonder, did this fairy tale really go bad, or did the fairy tale go riotously right?

The illustrations in this book were so beautiful, SO BEAUTIFUL, I felt all giddy like a child while reading the story and looking through its illustrations. I kept smiling as I read through some adorable pages, and understood the poor girl’s hardships in many pages too, and it made me wonder how - in a way, the kids of this generation were learning so many things that the teachers and our elders were frightened to teach us when we were young, about grief and sadness – especially after losing a loved person or a pet - in a healthy way. I know kids can’t go out and play like we used to, but they can surely read books much more fascinating than we used to.

5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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