Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realises "Olive...the other Reindeer...I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!" So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole. And while Santa and the other reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the their team, in the end Olive and her unusual reindeer skills are just what Santa and his veteran reindeer team need. Colorful graphic illustrations accompany this zany dog story from the well-known author and artist team, Vivian and J.otto Seibold. Adorable Olive and her hilarious adventures are sure to make anyone's Christmas merry.
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(242mm x 189mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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US Kirkus Review »
Instead of the lyric, "All of the other reindeer," Olive the pup hears something else on the radio: "Olive, the other reindeer." She concludes that she is to be Santa's canine helper, so heads up to the North Pole, to join the Christmas Eve flight. Dangling from a ribbon tied to Comet's reins, Olive looks more like a stray ornament than a reindeer, but her doggy talents of chewing, sniffing, and fetching rescue Father Christmas from multiple mishaps. The story is as slight as they come, but the art sings a song all its own. Seibold's gregarious cartoons create an avocado-and-tomato colored cartoon Christmas in which little details shine: In a scene of flutes falling out of the sky and into a snow bank, a cutaway shows a surprised bunny awaking to find its burrow pierced by a silver shaft. Children will like the sophisticated art, even without a tight storyline. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - J.otto Seibold
J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh live in California with their two daughters, Theadora and Amelia; and their two dogs, Olive and Mr. Lunch. J.otto draws all of the time. It's his job. He's a professional. He draws on a computer, which makes him sort of like a scientist. But he doesn't wake up until noon, which makes him like an artist. J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh have written and illustrated four books for children, Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride, Mr. Lunch Borrows a Canoe, Monkey Business, and