First Stories: The Nutcracker is the perfect introduction, for young children, to this classic story. Push, pull and turn mechanisms bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters: Clara, the Nutcracker and the fearsome Mouse King! This well-loved tale is beautifully imagined for a new generation by children's illustrator Dan Taylor.
Titles to collect: Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Jungle Book, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk
Dan Taylor has always had a passion for illustration and, since graduating with an illustration degree, has been working for many years as a freelance artist on a variety of projects. Much of his inspiration comes from love of 1950s and 60s design and his heroes include Mary Blair, Alexander Girard and Charles and Ray Eames. Dan works in a number of different media, including traditional painting techniques combined with digital. He obsessively collects mid-20th century and Scandinavian furniture, drinks tea by the gallon and lives with a mischievous little dog called Bertie. Some of his other titles include Alice in Wonderland: First Sticker Activity Book, Snow White, Cinderella and Rapunzel, also in the First Stories series.