Monday, December 19, 2011

Children's Book Review: The Wild Christmas Reindeer

The Wild Christmas Reindeer
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Written by: Jan Brett
Published by:  G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1990
32 pages

Little Teeka thinks she has to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santa's important flight, but when her bossy yelling only gets their antlers tangled up, Teeka soon tries another way.

* I've already posted about how much I love Jan Brett's books.  The Wild Christmas Reindeer is one of her earlier works. Although it's an oldie, it's definitely a goodie! It tells about Teeka, a young girl that Santa asks to help get the reindeer ready to fly on Christmas Eve.  As hard as Teeka tries to prepare the reindeer, they do not want to cooperate.  Will they be ready to fly on Christmas eve?  Teeka learns a lesson in dealing with the animals.  The side panels illustrate a second story as the elves mark the days in December as they prepare for Christmas.  The illustrations are as detailed and beautiful as Jan Brett always makes them.

Family Rating:  two thumbs up.

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