But have you seen Diane Goode's quirky illustrations of this Nutcracker? If not, you're in for a treat in the Land of Sweets.
Her characters look like you could just reach right into the pages and pull out your very own doll . . . they're so droll!
In fact, the only disappointment with The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet is that the characters don't actually come to life, even after a midwinter nap.