Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mark Binder publishes spoken-word children's album 'Cinderella Spinderella'

The author of children's literature from Rhode Island known as Mark Binder has released his latest spoken word album, titled, “Cinderella Spinderella,” to broad youth and critical acclaim. Binder is the author of such popular titles as “The Everything Bedtime Story Book,” 'The Brothers Schlemiel,” “A Hanukkah Present! Twelve Stories to Give and Share (Life in Chelm) Vol. 1,” “It Ate My Sister,” and many more. A well traveled public speaker, Binder performs his stories by narrating them live and unscripted, complete with off-the-cuff embellishments. “Cinderella Spinderella” represents his latest spoken word release.

His successful KickStarter campaign for “Cinderella Spinderella” ended on February 15 with hundreds of pledged dollars in excess of his goal. This goal was reached with the help of his loyal legion of fans, many of whom have been following his creative works since the nineties.

“I’ve been writing and telling stories for more than 20 years,” comments the author. “A few years ago, I got stuck in an elevator with a bunch of kids ages 5 to 50. There was nowhere to go, no place to pee, so I started telling stories.”

This remarkable venue began something that couldn't be kept in anything so small as an elevator.

“'Cinderella Spinderella' is a spoken word piece for families that gives a classic story a contemporary message of empowerment,” Binder says.

The story itself revolves around the traditional Cinderella rags-to-riches theme, but with an urban context and a protagonist who uses a wheelchair. Though these alterations may seem unlikely, Binder's tale flows easily and intuitively. It is easy to forget that the children's story has ever run another way.

As with all of Binder's works, healthy overtones of humor blanket “Cinderella Spinderella.” In addition to the Brothers Grimm, he cites as main artistic influences Bill Cosby and the musical comic genius, Frank Zappa.

Binder has published more than a dozen books, hundreds of short stories, and recorded six albums. His collection “The Bed Time Story Book” has sold more than 60,000 copies in seven editions. He tours the United States sharing his books and spoken-word stories with audiences of all ages.

“Cinderella Spinderella” is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer

“Cinderella Spinderella” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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