Sootypaws the mouse lives with her stepmother and sisters, who are rats in all senses of the word. But with a little help from her woodland friends, Sootypaws finds her way to the ball to meet her Prince ― even getting a pair of rose-thorn heels. The ball is wonderful (although the shoes are terribly uncomfortable) but when Sootypaws has to run, all she leaves behind is a shoe. Will her Prince find her? And how will they live mousily ever after?
Maggie Rudy retells Cinderella with a modern twist in this whimsical picture book! Sootypaws features stunning hand-built diorama art, including hand-sewn outfits and an environment that is beautifully constructed and filled with charming details. This fairy tale retelling is a feast for the eyes and a reminder that staying true to yourself is the best of all!