Waltz Of The Snowflakes by Elly MacKayWaltz Of The Snowflakes by Elly MacKay

Waltz Of The Snowflakes

byElly MacKay

Picture Books | October 17, 2017

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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 and to bring color to an otherwise dreary evening.

Waltz of the Snowflakes is Elly MacKay at her finest, mixing her acclaimed paper-cut artwork with vibrant colors in this whimsical, dreamlike, and inspiring wordless picture book. A must-have for any ballet- and theater-obsessed reader and the perfect gift to be shared during the holidays or any time of year when the world outside needs a little bit of color and vibrancy.
Elly MacKay was dressed up in fancy clothes and taken to the ballet at the age of seven. She has looked at ballet and theater as special treats ever since. Elly is the creator of Butterfly Park, If You Hold a Seed, and Shadow Chasers. Her artwork is recognized worldwide and sold online. Elly lives by Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada, wi...
Title:Waltz Of The SnowflakesFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 11.38 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0762453389

ISBN - 13:9780762453382


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Snowy Day Cuddle Up Book Today's mood...Waltz of the Snowflakes by Elly Mackay and published by Running Press. As the snow falls on the last day of school until the new year, this book makes the perfect companion on a snowy day. A wordless book taking the reader through a very common holiday tradition, going to The Nutcracker ballet. In typical Elly Mackay style, all of the incredibly detailed, intricate and stunning illustrations are made on paper first, cut out and placed in a theatre where they are photographed adding so many different layers to the reading experience. While I have never really gotten into wordless books, they have so much value for emergent readers, giving them confidence and the first tools to being confident readers by learning to read the pictures. Waltz of the Snowflakes is a must have holiday book!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wordless Picture book of the love of Theatre I love wordless picture books as they can tell so many different stories in the imaginations of children. This has two definite themes. One, the bright bold tale of the Nutcracker, the second the subtle telling of a girl and her gran on a cold dreary day sharing the adventure of theatre, and making a new friend.
Date published: 2017-09-24

Editorial Reviews

"Dancers-to-be will ask for encores of this enchanting book."