Great Reindeer Rebellion

Great Reindeer Rebellion

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by Lisa Trumbauer, Jannie Ho
     
 

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A new holiday classic is born! Lisa Trumbauer and Jannie Ho have whipped up a fresh, fabulous, and very funny companion to The Haunted Ghoul Bus. In a playful take on "The Night before Christmas," the talented pair provides kids with a oneofkind, behindthescenes peek into Santa's workshop. And…  See more details below

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A new holiday classic is born! Lisa Trumbauer and Jannie Ho have whipped up a fresh, fabulous, and very funny companion to The Haunted Ghoul Bus. In a playful take on "The Night before Christmas," the talented pair provides kids with a oneofkind, behindthescenes peek into Santa's workshop. And it seems that all's not well at the North Pole: the reindeer have gone on strike and Santa's auditioning a menagerie of other animals to take their place. But when the cats abandon station to chase some mice and the elephants fall through the roof, what's Santa to do? Will his eight trusty reindeer ever fly again?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3–In this riff on the classic Christmas chestnut (“’Twas the week before Christmas”), those eight wacky reindeer (no Rudolph in this outing) have decided to go on strike. Santa has no choice but to hold auditions for new sleigh-pulling critters (it never occurs to him to ask about the reindeers’ grievances). Dogs and cats are too easily distracted, flamingos are too wobbly, elephants are too heavy, and evidently kangaroos are too… um, acquisitive. Fortunately, the reindeer return to save the day, armed with their list of demands: whirlpool and sauna, real beds, and cable. Santa agrees and Christmas is saved. Colorful digitally created cartoons include fun details. Ho-ho-hum silliness.–Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Santa's reindeer have had it with their stressful working conditions, so they unionize to demand better pay and lighter loads. Santa decides to solve his labor shortage by posting ads and hiring some other sort of animal to do the heavy lifting. He tries dogs, cats, flamingos, kangaroos and elephants before deciding that the reindeer really do the best job. Santa promises them all sorts of perks-a whirlpool and cable television, for example-and he and the reindeer sign a lifetime contract (without legal representation, it must be noted). The rhyming text has a singsong rhythm and doesn't always scan, but Ho's characters are appealing and stand out-literally-with a raised texture on the heavy, coated-paper pages. The concept of collective bargaining brings an educational aspect to a mildly amusing story. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402786501
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/03/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
28
Sales rank:
372,623
File size:
12 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Lisa Trumbauer authored more than 50 children's books, including The Haunted Ghoul Bus (Sterling), the New York Times bestseller A Practical Guide to Dragons (Mirrorstone), and The Body in Motion (Chelsea Clubhouse).
 
Jannie Ho worked as a designer at Scholastic and Nickelodeon, and as an associate art director at Time Magazine for Kids, before becoming a full-time illustrator of books for young readers. Visit Jannie online at chickengirldesign.com.

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Great Reindeer Rebellion 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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Very cute book.
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Al Ulfers More than 1 year ago
my grandaughter loved it!
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For2unekukie More than 1 year ago
My son loved this book. Very cute story, animated & funny! If you're not sure about the book I would highly recommend it...my son is 5 & loved it & wants me to read it to him over & over. :)
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