Another book illustrated by Susan Jeffers, "The Nutcracker." I'm in an illusive search for the perfect Nutcracker book that will match what my first graders will see at the Wichita Ballet production. I haven't found it yet- I always have to explain and make modifications...no, they won't fly away in a sleigh at the end (as they do in this book), so on and so forth. Oh well. I like the illustrations in this one, and it's close. I'll keep searching!