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A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
This is no ordinary Nutcracker! This time, it's Fritz's story. The traditional Nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by the popular family music rock star Ralph Covert and playwright G. Riley Mills. Includes a bonus CD of songs from the musical, featuring a read-aloud track with ...more
Novelty Book, 40 pages
Published October 21st 2009 by Chronicle Books (first published 2009)
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Christiane
Dec 11, 2010 Christiane rated it really liked it
A modern take on the traditional Nutcracker story, based on "the hit musical...by the popular children's rock star Ralph Covert". (I hadn’t heard of either.) When Fritz (Clara's brother) breaks his sister's favorite nutcracker doll, he is left at home with a boring old neighbor and his favorite video game (Mouse Hunter 5000) is locked away. When Fritz sneaks his video game out and plays it, the Mouse King suddenly appears and Fritz and the now alive (and girl) Nutcracker have to save Christmas. ...more
Carissa Mann
Nov 30, 2015 Carissa Mann rated it really liked it
Shelves: edrd-314
I picked out this book because I wanted to see how closely related it was to the original Nutcracker. It kept a lot of the major events the same but put a twist on it and made it more modern. For example, the main conflict involved Videogames. Typically, little girls usually enjoy The Nutcracker. However, In A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas, I believe little boys might enjoy this because the main character is a boy trying to fix his video game. This book would be great for children to read themselve ...more
juliet espinoza
Dec 22, 2015 juliet espinoza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book for kids

This is a. Very good writer and illsrater I love the pictures and the colors that they us it's a great story

Greg
Jun 26, 2014 Greg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, christmas
I met Wilson Swain in Los Angeles so I was glad to get this book that he illustrated. His illustrations were wonderful and made this wacky story come alive!
Dolly
Jan 02, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a modern take on The Nutcracker, offering an altered version of the classic story. The narrative is entertaining and the illustrations are colorful and whimsical, if a bit bizarre in places. Overall, it's a fun book to read aloud and we enjoyed reading it together.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
An interesting twist on the Nutcracker. There is a cd that accompanies the book which has music an a read aloud on it. This modern day version mixes the classic tale with a video game premise. Very cool.
Kary Reyes
Great!!

great book x kids!!!!!!! wonderful reading time! a greatly recommended book x all ages! nice version of the original version!


Trish
Dec 19, 2012 Trish rated it liked it
Fiction; Juvenile/Christmas
3 stars

This was cute. I liked that the Nutcracker was a girl in this book. A fun twist on the original story.
Kate
Apr 01, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
Vincent really enjoyed this. Fun to compare to the ballet he saw this past December.
Beth
Dec 26, 2012 Beth rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, christmas
Put aside video games and plots to annoy brother/sister and explore this Christmas story.
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