Friday, December 22, 2017

Seven top books for animal lovers of all ages

At the BN Kids blog Charlotte Taylor tagged seven charming books for animal lovers of all ages, including:
The Nutcracker Mice, by Kristin Kladstrup

Here’s a truly delightful reimagining of the Nutcracker Ballet, performed by mice who have their own ballet company in St. Petersburg. On the stage above their home, the original ballet is about to have its first performance and the Russian Mouse Ballet will be staging their own version at the same time. The mouse ballet must succeed, or else the mouse company might have to close their curtains. Esmeralda is a rising mouse star…but can she successfully lead her company to a reworking of the Nutcracker that is both more mouse-friendly in its plot, and that celebrates all that is graceful about mice? With the help of a human girl, a friend to the mice who’s willing to help make mouse costumes, the answer is a resounding Yes! It’s a charming book I highly recommend to fans of people-like animals, ballet, and doll dresses!
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue