Santa’s favourite sleigh-pullers and helpers, the reindeer and the elves- are celebrated in these children’s Christmas books…
This Little Reindeer – Aly Fronis (Illustrated by Luke Flowers)
Taking a cue from the ‘This Little Piggy’ nursery rhyme, this board book follows the activities of Santa’s reindeer as they prepare to help him deliver presents on Christmas Eve. From going to market, to baking goodies to mapping directions, these little reindeer all play a part in making sure the evening runs smoothly. Young children are sure to enjoy the fun illustrations and the playful rhyme.
Rating: 3/5 Published: October 2017
Five Little Reindeer – Illustrated by Stuart Lynch
This board book, which features five soft and squishy reindeer heads, is sure to keep young children amused as they learn to count backwards from five. Santa needs the reindeer’s help to pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve, but they keep leaving their job to sing, play or run away. With Christmas Day fast approaching, will they be able to deliver all the presents in time? This book has bright and cheerful illustrations, a fun rhyme and, of course, the squishy reindeer heads that disappear one by one as each reindeer leaves the sleigh, making it an interactive and festive book to read together this Christmas.
Rating: 4/5 Published: October 2017
Ten Little Elves – Mike Brownlow (Illustrated by Simon Rickerty)
The reindeer are ill, and when Santa enlists the help of the ten little elves to go and get some magic cough drops from the Reindeer Doctor’s cave, they are more than happy to help out. But along the way, they meet many little problems, which see them drop off the sled one by one! Will they be able to reach the medicine in time and save Christmas?
There are a few books in the ‘Ten Little’ series, and this Christmas-themed one doesn’t disappoint. Featuring a fun rhyme and bright illustrations, children are invited to count down from 10 to 1 as they follow the adventures of Santa’s little helpers.