Olive, a beagle-ish dog, pitches in to help with Christmas deliveries, and, a la Rudolph, only Olive can save Christmas in the end.
Whether you want to remind kids to dream beyond themselves, not to judge others' talents, or just have some fun laughing, you'll find some values in this book.
8 to 10
3 to 8
Read to kids age 3 and 6 years old.
Buy. It's cute.
Older kids get the pun (Olive, the other reindeer--sing it to the Rudolph song) and younger ones think it's funny that a dog things she's a reindeer and tries to help out at the North Pole.
It's a cute story, and your kids may have even seen the Christmas special with this book as its basis.
It is a short, well-written story about helping out in a pinch. Plus, as the whimsical cover notes, "Requires no batteries."
The 70's style artwork got to me after awhile; avocado, orange and brown don't seem like Christmas colors.