Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Sue Whiting
Published by New Frontier 2009
This is a really fun, sparkly book, packed full of magic, music, candymakers, greedy kings, wicked guards, enough sugary confections to keep an army of dentists happy for years, and the occasional surprised camel. It is part of New Frontier's Music Box series, which aims to introduce children to famous pieces of classical music. You get the book, and a CD with the story read aloud and the piece of music that inspired the tale.
I did the illustrations for Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy with pencil for the linework, and Photoshop for the colour. It's a lovely, lighthearted story, so I felt like a more upbeat cartoony style would work well for this book.
- See how I developed the Sugar Plum Fairy's character
- We launched the book at a sweet factory! Watch the lolly-making shenanigans here.
- Find out all about candy-making - recipes, the science of sugar, and more!