A New Twist on An Old Classic: Kid’s Will Love Elly And The Smelly Sneaker


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elly and the smelly sneaker

My daughters and I spend each evening cuddled up on the couch – or in one of their beds – with a handful of books. We are always reading together and it is one of the things I will miss as they grow older. We recently received a copy of Elly and the Smelly Sneaker and it has quickly become a favorite bedtime story in our home. This is a fun twist on the classic tale of Cinderella, and any young child is sure to enjoy it! I might have even teared up at the end (no surprise here as everything makes me cry now).

My youngest daughter is a bit of a tomboy, so this story really hit home with her (and me) as we read it for the first time. This story tells children that they should be true to themselves, no matter what – and that is a great lesson to learn! I highly recommend this book for any little girl!

About Elly and the Smelly Sneaker

Sometimes it’s more fun NOT to be a princess. Elly has everything a girl could desire: bonbons, pretty clothes, maids to put everything in order, and a family that treats her like a princess. Except that, to her, life’s a boring, royal pain. All Elly really wants is to be with other kids—especially when they play baseball. She dreams of opening days, double plays, and joining the team. Then, one day, her fairy godfather arrives to make her wish come true. Will Elly FINALLY succeed in trading her glass slippers for a pair of smelly sneakers? A fun and inspiring twist on Cinderella that’s just right for today’s girls.

About the Author

Leslie Gorin has had her stories and articles appear in such places as Highlights for Children, Spider, Hopscotch, National Public Radio, and the anthology New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family (Reclaiming Judaism). She is the author of Bertie Wings It! (Sterling), and her awards include a Disney Fellowship, a Luce Scholarship, and a grant from the Highlights Foundation. Visit her at lesliegorin.com.

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  1. I will be reading this book to my granddaughter Ellie - a different spelling of the name but would love to read to her about Elly
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