Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Beautiful books inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

Today’s Picture Book Month theme is Music and given the approaching season I couldn’t resist looking at a couple of books to go with Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker by James Mayhew, and Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffman, translated by Ralph Manheim, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Having introduced us to Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella […]

Stories in Tune – The Nutcracker – Part 2

On Wednesday I wrote about the picture book versions of The Nutcracker we’ve been enjoying. Today I’m bringing you the fun and games we got up to alongside reading the books and listening to Tchaikovsky’s music. We started by revisiting an old favourite – the animation as part of Disney’s Fantasia which is set to […]

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