Nicki Greenberg, The Naughtiest Reindeer Goes South, Allen & Unwin, Oct 2016, 32pp., $15.99 (hbk), ISBN: 9781760293116
Nicki Greenberg’s latest Reindeer instalment manages to capture its audience with its humorous and jingle-like rhyming text.
‘I’m zippy! I’m snappy! I’m raring to go.’
Rudolf’s younger sister Ruby seems to attract drama and disaster – especially at Christmas time when it’s important that everything runs smoothly. Ruby’s determination, eagerness and excitement result in her being stranded and alone; with many of the children’s Christmas presents! What will Ruby do now? Will Christmas be ruined for all?
Her tumultuous journey leads Ruby through the ice and snow where she meets some aquatic animals; big and small who help her rescue Christmas.
This story captures the magic of Christmas; through its inviting illustrations and themes of joy, friendship and togetherness. This book is sure to ignite the Christmas spirit in young and old alike.
Reviewed by Raquel Mayman
- Read Liz Anelli’s review of The Naughtiest Reindeer at the Zoo