This book made me chuckle repeatedly :-) AND it surprised me at the end -- it has a little twist that I wasn't quite expecting, though I started to suspect it partway through the book, which was fun.
In this Cinderella retelling, Cinderella has a fairy godfather named Burndee who does NOT want to be a godfather at all. He wants to concentrate on his baking and cake decorating and leave stupid humans to their own devices. But such slipshod godfathering is not allowed, and so he cooks up a scheme to get both his godchildren to fall in love so he won't have to deal with them anymore.
This is quite a short novella, so if you're in the mood for a funny fairy tale retelling but are short on reading time, it would be a great choice!
Particularly Good Bits:
"Burndee, you can't make people happy; no one can do that. Fairy godparents aren't required to make their wards happy; they're just supposed to help them" (p. 106).
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: G. Clean, wholesome family fare.
This is my 34th book read off my TBR shelves for #TheUnreadShelfProject2020 :-)