Monday, December 28, 2009

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

I won this new version of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King illustrated by Gail deMarcken in an online giveaway.
We just read it, and, I am embarrased to admit, that I have never read, listened too, or watched anything about "the Nutcracker".

We just loved this new picture book.

The illustrations are just gorgeous and Gracie has been looking at them for the hour since we finished reading.
I planned on reading this in 2 or 3 sittings because it is long for a picture book, but the kids wouldn't let me stop--even my 3 1/2 year old sat and listened to the whole book for over an hour--(although my 4 year old played nearby, coming over to look at the pictures during the exciting parts)
I am sooooo glad I didn't put this away with the Christmas books until next year!!

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