"Cockadoodledoo!" crowed the rooster for the third time. "There you go!" said Ella, sitting up. "Time to get up - I know! Light the fire - boil the kettle - fill the lamp - sweep the ashes - lay the table - bake the cake - scrub the step - feed the hens - and especially the silly-shrilly snappy-flappy old cock! I know!"
In this animated version of the Cinderella story, animals can talk, and clocks and fireplaces do more than ticktock and burn. Every creature and thing is vocal and alive - and fortunately for Cinderella ("Ella" for short) they're all on her side! Her nasty stepsisters and wicked stepmother may have her scrubbing and cleaning from morning till night, but her friends are always with her. In Eleanor Farjeon's classic retelling, Cinderella is delightfully strong and kind, and a true princess who deserves - and finds - her Prince Charming. Children and adults alike will delight in Farjeon's comic descriptions and enjoy this wonderful story with a happy ending that continues to enchant each new generation of readers.