May 30, 2013

Chickerella

I don't even no how to talk about 'Chickerella'.

It jumped into my arms at a bookstore.

How can I put this in terms that will really convey my meaning, my innermost and ever-so-lovingly held thoughts about this book? It's so great, I'm not even going to shout about it. Shouting about it will demean us both. It's far too worthy to be shouted about.

I bought this book, thinking 'oh it's so amazing but my kid is too old for it, but that's ok because well, LOOK at it!' (ok i have to shout a little)

Funny thing though. She's NOT too old for it. The text, while simple, is actually somewhat sophisticated in its humor, and it would be totally lost upon a four year old. So don't make that mistake. This is a book that a tiny tot will enjoy for the pictures, but it's going to be your 6, 7, and 8 year old who's laughing at the jokes.

So, if you couldn't tell, this story is a chicken version of 'Cinderella'. And it's HILARIOUS. The creators actually made little chicken puppets and made wire jewelry and used their daughter's old prom dress to cut up and make Chickerella's ball gown.

 Chickerella has a bad stepmother, who makes her go live in a run-down chicken coop. Her stepsisters are named "Ovumelda" and "Cholestra".

The stepmother has incredible eye wear and an outfit that would put most Bravo 'Housewives' to shame.

Turns out that Chickerella is a wanna-be fashion designer. She has no interest in getting married, she just wants to go to the party to see all of the fancy ball gowns. And due to drinking fresh spring water outside in the shambly chicken coop, Chickerella has begun laying crystal clear eggs.

She does make it to the Fowl Ball, with strict instructions to come back before all the magic goes away, because the fairy godmother "doesn't do transportation."

Turns out that the prince is very into finer fashion as well! He wants to design "EGGscessories" and shoes. He and Chickerella decide to launch their own fashion line.

The 'Chickerella' fashion label is a wondrous success! Yeah! Wooo! Confetti on the runway!

Julia and I adore adore adore adore, and MORE ADORE 'Chickerella'. I've never seen anything so....completely Vegas-showgirl fabulous in a book before. Someone will have to come pry this one out of my cold, dead hands someday if they want to separate me from it, because I'm keeping it FOREVER. And maybe someday dressing like the stepmother. Omg. Maybe this will be next season's Halloween costume.

10 comments:

  1. I have to admit that leopard outfit had me in fits of giggles. The costumes at the end are so glittery and showy! Totally Vegas worthy! Did you tell your hubby about dressing up like the Stepmother for next Halloween's yet? :P

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    1. as of this writing, he is blissfully unaware that I have this plan.....tee hee :)

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  2. Oh, wow this looks fabulous! I must see this one in person. What a scream!

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    1. I did a double take when I saw it in my local used bookstore. I was like, OH YEAH that is coming home with me! :)

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  3. Oh WOW! I really gotta find this one! I love love love a good parody... and I've never seen anything quite like this! ha!

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    1. yeah....this one is....it's something ain't it! :)

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    1. I think we an all learn a little something about being fabulous from Miss Chickerella.....

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  5. Well, I'll have to find this! I'm mean we've read every Cinderella from the Chinese version, to the wild west version, to the dog version! Bring on the chickens!!!

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    1. well I think I found my newest catchphrase: BRING ON THE CHICKENS!!! love it :)

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