Fans of Ramona and Junie B. will enjoy this series, featuring third-grader Cinderella, and her positive attitude about problem solving. In The More the Merrier, Cinderella is busy getting ready for the spelling bee when Rosemary decides to start picking on her, mostly calling her weird for being babyish and young. Cinderella decides to try ignoring her, and refuses to speak to Rosemary. However, her aunt advises communicating about how Rosemary's actions make her feel to see if that might be a better solution. When all is said and done, it becomes apparent to Cinderella that Rosemary may be treating her this way because Rosemary's own sisters are calling her a baby at home. Cinderella has a wonderfully supportive friend in Erin, and there is a nice message about taking pride in being different and interesting. Cinderella Smith is a great choice for younger readers, especially those who might be in need of a fun role model to help tackle sticky friend situations.