In The Nutcracker’s Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won’t go on. But it’s Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.
Joseph Cowman: Joseph Cowman lives and paints in the hills and valleys of suburban Idaho. Joseph enjoys making school visits and giving students illustration lessons. He is a long-standing member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is the illustrator of Redleaf Lane’s six Early Experiences picture books, and he is the illustrator of a 2011 book series published by Moonshoot. Joseph has also worked on several e-book applications and works on toy and environment design.