If reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a holiday tradition with your family, we have another suggestion that you can enjoy reading and re-reading all holiday season long.

“The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker” from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (https://www.quartoknows.com/Lincoln-Childrens-Books) is one in a series of very unique and creative books that combine the printed word on the page with a special musical note “button” that the reader can press to activate high quality musical accompaniment.  This volume tells the tale of Christmas Eve at Clara’s house, beautifully illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle. There are ten different orchestrations that accompany the story-telling in this volume, one that delights and amazes children of all ages. The final page of the book offers the opportunity to push each of the ten musical notes again to re-hear the music that accompanied each step along the way in this magical story.  This musical book makes a welcome holiday stocking stuffer. Also available in this series is “The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day” featuring Vivaldi’s Music, and “The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty”, featuring  assorted Tchaikovsky musical clips. 

“The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker”/Frances Lincoln Children’s Books – Gotta Love It!