Sadie wants to be a ballerina. Sadie practices and more often than not she trips even so her mother takes her to watch the ballet, The Nutcracker. What happens next is a little unexpected and not particularly believable but it is so joyful and child-like the reader, at least this one, doesn’t mind. Bruno St. Aubin has illustrated the story to perfection – bright, wispy and dream-like pictures for for a dreamy and fantastic (both meanings please) story. This picture book would suit themes of dreams, wishes, family, the arts, humour, growing up. Betty Stuchner has brought to life a common child’s dream.