School Library Journal - The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas
School Library Journal (Oct 2015)
The night before the Christmas day performance of The Nutcracker, disaster strikes. The programs are misprinted. Costumes are torn. The stagehands get sick. Fortunately, Santa and his elves are on hand to save the day. Told in the familiar anapestic tetrameter of Clement Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this mash-up of the two Christmas classics may appeal to children who are familiar with both. This is not a retelling of The Nutcracker story, although the illustrations do portray cute multiracial children dressed in traditional costumes for the ballet. VERDICT Additional holiday fare.