Spunky Cinderella is back for more fun, trying to solve the mystery of who has stolen the books she needs for her endangered animal report from the school library. As she delves in, she finds that at least part of the motive for the crime may have to do with jealousy over a study group that Cinderella has formed. She learns that friends can mess up, and when they do, it's sometimes best to forgive and forget. Cinderella is an imaginative, energetic and likable heroine, who takes a thoughtful approach to problem solving. She usually considers her parent's advice when issues pop up, but then adds her own creative flare to fixing the problem. Cinderella Smith books are a great choice for girls new to the chapter book genre, or for those who are fans of Junie B. Jones or Ramona Quimby.