It is a cold and rainy evening when Gran gives her granddaughter something special: tickets to the ballet. Her granddaughter is reluctant to go. The weather is terrible and they have to wear fancy, uncomfortable clothes. But as the curtains rise on The Nutcracker, the girl's eyes light up as she's introduced to the magic of the theater. The bright costumes, the intricate dances, the magical music, and a new friend all combine to captivate the girl...
A holiday read-aloud evokes the rituals of decorating a Christmas tree, from picking out just the right tree and digging out boxes of decorations to stringing tinsel and turning on the twinkling lights.
Poor little bear! Its time for him to hibernate but that means he'll sleep right through Christmas and wont be able to celebrate with his woodland friends. Can his pals find a clever way to help him join in the fun?
Various animals welcome a new baby born in a stable with their special sounds, but the donkey is afraid that his braying will be too harsh. A warm presentation by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of "I Love You, Little One."