Smiling like Sunshine: Book Sharing Monday:The Nutcracker

Monday, 8 August 2011

Book Sharing Monday:The Nutcracker

"It was Christmas Eve,that special night when magic can happen. In a house not too far away, a young girl named Clara sat beneath her Christmas tree, watching a rainbow of brightly dressed party guests shimmer and bob around her."
So begins The Nutcracker, written by Emma Goldhawk and illustrated by Lisa Evans. This book was given as a birthday present to Defne and I must say that this is one of the most  beautiful children's  books I have seen.
We purposefully have not exposed Defne to any traditional fairy tales. Most of them contain scary elements plus I agree with the philosophy that young children need to understand the world around themselves rather than some fairy tales. This book was our first fairy tale but it's not a scary one. The story is told beautifully and illustrations are just gorgeous.

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  1. Gorgeous illustrations! What a lovely book. Fond memories of my daughter dancing in the Nutcracker yearly. I must purchase this one for my granddaughter.

  2. Looks like a really beautiful version of the nutcracker!



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