Every single page of Niroot Puttapipat’s version of The Nutcracker is absolutely breathtaking. The story is succinct and familiar, so I will focus this post on the beautiful illustrations! The character appear as silhouettes against beautiful, ornate backgrounds. The scenes are set in a way that resembles the ballet on stage.
The story culminates in a stunning 3-dimensional pop-up cut out that is like nothing else I’ve seen in picture books.
This book is the perfect gift for kids ages 3-7. It presents many opportunities to discuss the beautiful details that adorn each page. Click here to purchase a copy of The Nutcracker (affiliate link).