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Monday, November 14, 2011

Kicking Off My 30 Days of Christmas Book Reviews! - "Mary Englebreit's The Nutcracker"

Today I am so excited to kick off my 2nd Annual "30 Days of Christmas Book Reviews!" 

I'm starting a little bit earlier this year, one - because there are sooo many great Christmas books out this year, and two - I wanted to finish up before Christmas so if you wanted to also read any of these books, you'd have time before the holidays were over!  See, I'm just thinking of you, my readers! :)

To start the month off right - I chose for today's book a gorgeous children's book that the entire family will be able to enjoy!

About The Book:

It is the night before Christmas! When Marie receives a handsome wooden Nutcracker from her dear uncle, she’s thrilled. But during the night, something magical happens...and when her toy Nutcracker transforms into a handsome Prince, Marie is whisked off to Toyland on a winter adventure she’ll never forget!

The Nutcracker is one of the world’s favorite holiday stories. Now for the first time the beloved artist Mary Engelbreit offers her vision of that magical night, creating a picture book filled with joyful movement and rich detail that even the youngest child will enjoy.

I love Mary Englebreit's illustrations, and this book is just a lovely example of her beautiful work. Bright and colorful, the pictures bring the classic story to life!  It just makes you smile to look at this book - and what more could you ask for in a Christmas book!  Children will love this - parents will enjoy reading this to their kids, and adults will love it for the beauty it brings the season!

About Mary Englebreit:

Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more.

Mary’s dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling the night before christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country. Other treasured additions to a child’s first bookshelf are her New York Times bestselling Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose, Mary Engelbreit’s Nursery Tales, and Mary Engelbreit’s Fairy Tales.

For more information on Mary and her work, check out her website at http://www.maryenglebreit.com/

Mary Englebreit's The Nutcracker is published by Harper Collins and can be purchased at any online bookstore as well as at your local bookstore!

I purchased this book for my personal library.

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