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Wow! Absolutely beautiful!
on 24 March 2009
As with the Nick Denchfield version of the Nut Cracker, this book really captures the essence of the story. That said, the two books are polar opposite in their equally beautiful presentation.
Jan Pienkowski's Nut Cracker has the most wonderful silhouette illustrations. They are not black and white however, they are colourful and sparkly which adds depth and really brings out the Christmassy aspect of the story. The last montage gasp-out-loud stunning, with delicate cut out layered silouhettes. That said, this book is surprisingly sturdy and I have been happy to let my (nearly) 4 year old handle it.
The last point I would like to make about the fabulous book is that it tells the story in really good detail, so it really is more than a picture book.
Definitely something to add to your collection!