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Olive, the Other Reindeer Hardcover – October 1, 1997
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Olive gets to the North Pole just in time. Comet (the biggest reindeer) uses a piece of extra ribbon to tie Olive to the reindeers' elaborate harness system. As the sleigh rose high in the sky, "Olive was surprised it was so easy to fly." (The sight of a dog dangling beneath Santa's sleigh will reduce readers to charmed giggles.) Despite Olive's lack of flying ability and the unfortunate mishap caused by the reindeers' distraction, she, in her inherent dogginess, proves to be useful as both a flute retriever and a cookie smeller.
J. otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh have written and illustrated four splendid books for children: Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride, Mr. Lunch Borrows a Canoe, Monkey Business, and Free Lunch. Publisher's Weekly's assessment of the creators' work in Free Lunch also rings true for Olive, the Other Reindeer: "Seibold and Walsh specialize in street-smart art and convoluted story-lines ... Seibold's illustration style [is] a sort of cubism for the '90s. His computer-generated, airbrush-smooth characters resemble digital icons, but their asymmetrical quality lends them a hand-drawn warmth. The spreads are abuzz with comical details." This very silly, endearing book is sure to delight your favorite kids--and adults, too. (All ages)
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Vivian Walsh's best selling book is, "Olive, the Other Reindeer" it is based on her real life Jack Russell Terrier. Olive is a relentlessly active, determined, well-loved, and sometimes confused lap dog. A description that is fairly shared with the author, and the dog's master, Vivian Walsh.
The goal of this particular author is to write exactly 100 books. Her next title will feature two of the larger creatures in the animal kingdom: a hippo and another hippo.
VW (as her friends call her) lives in sometimes sunny San Francisco with her many children.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a charming little Christmas story. The illustrations are quite unique, reminding one of cutout pictures glued to a page. Kids love this story and it has a nice message about how even when someone or something seems insignificant, they can be of great importance. This story is rapidly becoming a Christmas favorite and it's a joy to read to any child. Look for the illustrations of people and animals inside things: rabbits sleeping in their hole, children sleeping in bed, etc. Merry Christmas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I already own this book, but decided my 4 year old nephew needed it, too. I don't think he totally understood the play on words, but he liked the story and had me read it to him... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Diane B
Cute story and illustrations. Purchased for my 4 year old granddaughter who loved it!Published 24 days ago by Carol Watts Jolly