Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Nutcracker Doll, written and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma
The Nutcracker Doll, written and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma.
Just to prove I don't hate all ballet books... This is a nice little book for all the ballet-mad girls and boys out there. Kepley gets to be onstage in a production of The Nutcracker. Pretty straightforward, and as it turns out, that's because it's a true story about the author's daughter. If it were me, I'd have included that tidbit on a page at the beginning or end. Maybe it was on the dust jacket, which had been thoughtfully removed by our processing department before the book hit the library shelf.