I bought this so my 10 year old cousin (who has difficulty reading) could try and read this to me. Given the season, I figured this was an appropriate book. This book is simple to read and the pictures add so much to the story. Until I received this, I have never read the book version, I have only seen the ballet. This book is just as magical as the ballet.
This is a beautiful copy of the book. The book also has beautiful illustrations. I have not sat down and read the story again but I have enjoyed looking through this. I think if you like the Nutcracker you would also love this copy. I recommend.
Gail de Marcken makes the scenes from this classic tale as alive as they could ever be. The colors are vivid, making you feel the emotions of the story. The details of the illustrations are delightful.
I bought this for my Granddaughter. She asked for a book telling the story of the Nutcracker. This one clearly tells the story and is probably for at least a 7 year old and up. The art work is lovely and colorful. It's a book you'll read together and enjoy. Very happy with this purchase.
This is a wonderful fairytale most famously known from its portrayal by the beautiful ballet we often enjoy as a Christmas tale. The story is charming and memorable, a fun bedtime story to share with your children. Excellent illustration, recommended.
I picked this nutcracker book because the pictures looked really great online, and they look just as good in real life too. The story is a little bit different then the Nutcracker story that my daughter remembers, but she is okay with that and very happy with the book.