A Winter's Tale


It takes only a rocking chair and relative darkness to get your nugget in the bedtime mood. But finding a book he can really cozy up to? That’s another story.

Specifically, Anne Herbauts’s Monday.

The book about a curious, piano-playing penguin teems with beautiful illustrations that were printed on textured papers. Little fingers can graze raised snowflakes and trace their waddling pal as he disappears from the page in a blizzard.

It’ll lull him into tranquility.

And melt Mummy’s heart.

Available online at tate.org.uk.

this week in london!

Joey’s Fireworks
What: The spectacular marionette show features Punch, Judy and their wooden friends at a neat-o location.
Why: It’s a blast.
When: Thru Mar. 7.
Where: The Puppet Theatre Barge, opposite 35 Blomfield Rd., Little Venice, W9 2PF (020 7249 6876).

Rose Crystal Lymphatic Pedicure
What: A depuffing, pampering, rose-scented pedicure puts a spring in the step of mamas to be.
Why: Treat your feet.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Organic Pharmacy, 36 Neal St.,
WC2H 9PS (020 7836 3923).

The Snow Queen
What: The English National Ballet’s interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s glittering, icy fairy tale features the evil Snow Queen and her magical court of wolves and white foxes.
Why: Baby, it’s cold outside.
When: Thurs., 2:30 p.m.
Where: London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Ln., WC2N 4ES (08719 110200).

Photo: Courtesy of Tate Publishing

35 Blomfield Rd
opp Blomfield Rd
London, UK W9 2PF
36 Neal St
Camden Town, UK WC2H 9PS
London Coliseum
St Martin's Ln
London, UK WC2N 4ES