This year, experience the holidays with a story of love, peace, and compassion! Meet Dana, a forthright and fun-loving reindeer who lives in the Arctic. On Christmas Eve, she meets Santa Claus, who has come looking for reindeer to pull his sleigh. Dana gently opens Santa's eyes to how we can be more kind to animals. Together they take off on a journey around the world, spreading far more than holiday cheer and giving far more than presents. By the time the sun rises on Christmas Day, things will never be the same!
I read this to my kids, and they kind of liked it. They thought the pictures were really good (they're right, it is beautifully illustrated, very cute pictures that caught the kids' eyes). There were some words that the kids didn't quite understand, and the rhyming felt off a couple of times. This was fine when I read it to them, as I could explain the words and change the pacing of my words to make it sound right, but would have been more difficult had they been reading it themselves. They were also very concerned that Santa stole people's furry and feathered and finned family members, and *spoiler warning* that the fish released back into the ocean were going to be eaten now! My kids may have thought into this a little more than I expected. Anyway, they loved the cute talking reindeer and the pictures. We averaged out our rating.
N gave it 2
T gave it 3
M gave it a big clap and squeal
I gave it a 3.5
Bob and the Pugglepires say: 3 Platypires!