Do you remember when Ramona Quimby (from author Beverly Cleary) suggested to her father that he turn on the “dawnzer light”? Her family laughed so hard because she misunderstood the words to the national anthem – “by the dawn’s early light.”
Olive, the dog, has a similar problem.
As she walks through town during the holidays, she hears people singing “All of the other reindeer…” At home as she wraps her presents, she sings the same song with the radio.
Suddenly, she realizes that she, Olive, MUST be a reindeer, even though she’s always thought she was a dog.
So Olive sets off to report to duty at the North Pole.
Instead of laughing her out of Santa’s workshop, Santa and the other reindeer humor Olive and take her along for a very exciting, and eventful, ride as they deliver presents Christmas Eve.
Children, and adults, will enjoy Olive, the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsen. Highly recommended for ages 2 to 8.
Thank you to Linda Wemple, who recommended this book to me.