Guardian: 'a lively retelling, enriched by Jessica Courtney Tickle's luscious illustrations - each spread is like an illuminated garden'
A stunning retelling of the classic ballet story brought to life by music! Set to the sound of Tchaikovsky's original music, this favorite ballet story features a a musical note to press on each spread. Join the King and Queen as they throw a party for their new baby, Princess Aurora. But when a terrible guest arrives and places a curse on princess, the kingdom must find the one special person who can defeat it...
Read the story, listen to accompanying music, then turn to the back of the book to find out more about the Tchaikovsky musical clips in this stunning gift book.
Manufacturer's note: please pull the white tab out of the back of the book before use. Sound buttons require a firm push in exact location to work, which may be hard for young children. All sound clips are 10 seconds long.
About the Author
JESSICA COURTNEY-TICKLE is an illustrator who graduated from Kingston University in July 2014. Her absolute favourite thing to draw or paint is nature, finding a focus on foliage of any kind as well as children's stories about adventure and exploration. She also has a penchant for drawing theatre from music makers to dancers and even singing animals. Jessica is most influenced by vintage picture books, travel posters and folk art as well as numerous painters and printmakers.
KATY FLINT is a children's book author and editor, based in London. She is the author of the best-selling sound book The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker, and has worked on many other non-fiction titles – from human bodies to dinosaurs. She has a degree in music and likes playing violin.
'An outstanding combination of visuals and audio which will enthuse children for this beautiful ballet.' - Parents in Touch
'a gorgeously illustrated picture book with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty on every page.' - Good Housekeeping
’what a beautifully illustrated retelling!... a magical book.' - Irish Examiner
‘a lively retelling, enriched by Jessica Courtney Tickle’s luscious illustrations – each spread is like an illuminated garden.’ - The Guardian
'truly superb books... These books are the most wonderful to introduce these classic stories and the accompanying orchestral music to children' - Let Them Be Small