Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mia’s Nutcracker Ballet by Robin Farley –ADVISABLE

Farley, Robin Mia’s Nutcracker Ballet 32 pgs. HarperCollins, 2013. $9.99  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. PICTURE BOOK
Mia receives a nutcracker from her grandfather for a Christmas gift. He tells her the story and she is swept away in her imagination to become a part of it. We see snippets from each dance and colorful illustrations featuring all her friends.  
I know a ton of students that would love this book, many of which were in local Nutcracker productions. The illustrations are darling and the plot actually sorted out the story of the Nutcracker for me in a simple and understandable way. Students will be drawn to the sparkly pink ballet cover and learn about a traditional holiday ballet.

EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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