Cinderella Goes to the Potty {Book Review}

Cinderella Goes to the Potty by Justin Blaney and Benji Todd is a very weird book.  In reading the picture book I would think it was designed as a children’s book, introducing them to the greatest of using the toilet. Only in this book the “potty” is a tree, many trees in fact, that eat old men, women, and little girls.

Cinderella lives trapped in a tower. She has been there for 999 nights. She determined she was not going to be there for 1000  nights, but can she escape through the window knowing it will require and 10 foot drop? She hears the old man and the old woman coming up the steps, banging an axe on the stairs. She hears them ask, “Is she fat enough?”

Cinderella escapes from them, and finds them eaten by the potty tree. She sets out on a quest to find a good potty tree.

It’s just weird. The art work is different. It’s only available as an e-book, but the words are printed weird on the page so I had to crane my neck first one way and then the other to read. At one point I just read upside down to avoid either standing on my head to read or turning my computer upside down.

I don’t know, again, who this book is written for, who is the intended audience. If it is children in need of potty training, and the potty eats people, I’m thinking this book will backfire, and then we really will have kindergartners in diapers because they will be too afraid to learn about the potty.

And it’s weird because one never finds out if she found a “good potty.”

I give this 1 out of 5 turning pages.

I received a free download of this book in exchange for an honest review, I did not have to give a good review. All opinions in this review are my own.

Hello! I’m partnering with Justin Blaney to help him spread the word about his fun new book series, Isfits.

He’s launching the series with a Kickstarter campaign—he wants to turn these fun/unique stories into full-color, hardback, glossy-paged books.

Who’s Justin? Justin Blaney is a virtuoso. He does a little of everything, but one of the coolest things he does (besides writing amazing stories) is run an organization called Innovate for Jesus (resources for pastors, ministry leaders, non profits, authors, etc.). The site features people like Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Pete Wilson, Matt Chandler, Mary DeMuth, and more.

Besides the super cool graphics, what is special about Isfits? Justin is releasing his Isfits series in the general kids book market rather than as Christian releases. His hope is to spread the gospel message to children who aren’t normally exposed to Christian content.

What Is Isfits?

  • Postmodern fairytales & cautionary confessions
  • A cast of characters sampled from icons of adolescence, re-imagined.
  • A completely new genre of fiction. Since that’s hard to describe, let’s call it a graphic novel like you’ve never seen before.
  • Nearly 200 original designs, optimized for inspirational display in your home, office, prison cell, igloo, or hut.

Click here for more information. If you’d like to sign up to review the first book in the series, Cinderella Goes to the Potty (It’s a five-minute read! You’ll love it!), email info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com (and be entered to win $100 gift card!).  And if you’d like to learn more and support Justin’s Kickstarter, GO HERE.


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