Puttapipat continues his stellar series of illustrated Christmas classics with this fresh look at the beloved ballet story, using a design similar to his memorable versions of The Night Before Christmas (2007) and Jingle Bells (2015)…An exquisite interpretation with its own magical transformation.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Puttapipat follows The Night Before Christmas (2007) and Jingle Bells (2015) with another lushly illustrated interpretation of a holiday classic, this time painting the story of the Nutcracker in elegant black silhouettes in ornate landscapes, both realistic and fantastical…It’s a captivating version of this beloved tale that will have readers poring over every detail of the art.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This book would make an eye-catching display during the holiday season.
There are many beautiful editions of The Nutcracker. This sophisticated version can take its place among them.
—School Library Journal