A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas
by Ralph Covert
and G. Riley Mills
, Illustrated by Wilson Swain
This is no ordinary Nutcracker! This time, it's Fritz's story. The traditional nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking contemporary Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by the popular family music rockstar Ralph Covert and his playwriting partner G. Riley Mills first presented by the Emerald City Theatre in Chicago. The illustrations are by Wilson Swain, best known as the illustrator of The Castaway Pirates.
It includes a bonus CD-EP of songs from the musical, featuring a read-aloud track with the music and story woven together. Some of the songs are sung by Ralph and others from the cast or musicians from Ralph's World.
The songs are "Christmas Eve In Our House,""Don't Say Impossible," "I'm A Natural,""Let's Ruin Christmas," and "Welcome To Christmas Wood".
Published by Chronicle Books.
9 x 11 in; 40 pp; full-color throughout, ages 4-8