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Title:
Olive, the other reindeer
Author:
Walsh, Vivian.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Thinking that "all of the other reindeer" she hears people singing about include her, Olive the dog reports to the North Pole to help Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
590 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 79197.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 2 Quiz: 08593 Guided reading level: K.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780811818070
Format :
Book

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Summary

Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes "Olive... the other Reindeer... I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!" So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole. And while Santa and the other reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the their team, in the end Olive and her unusual reindeer skills are just what Santa and his veteran reindeer team need. Colorful graphic illustrations accompany this zany dog storyfrom the well-known author and artist team, Vivian and J.otto Seibold. Adorable Olive and her hilarious adventures are sure to make anyone's Christmas merry.


Author Notes

J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh live in California with their two daughters, Theadora and Amelia; and their two dogs, Olive and Mr. Lunch. J.otto draws all of the time. It's his job. He's a professional. He draws on a computer, which makes him sort of like a scientist. But he doesn't wake up until noon, which makes him like an artist. J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh have written and illustrated four books for children, Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride, Mr. Lunch Borrows a Canoe, Monkey Business, and


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Booklist Review

Ages 5^-7. When carolers sing the line "All of the other reindeer," it sounds like "Olive, the other reindeer" to the ears of Olive, a little brown-and-white dog. "I thought I was a dog. I must be a Reindeer!" Clearly, she is supposed to be at the North Pole, helping Santa, so she hops a bus, then another, and arrives as Santa is checking his list for the second time. Tied to the sleigh by a piece of ribbon, Olive flies off with the reindeer and saves the day when a tree pokes a hole in the sleigh. The first part of the story is very funny, and when it slows down in the middle, it is recharged by Seibold's wacky, computer-generated art. Those familiar with Walsh and Seibold's other books, such as Mr. Lunch Takes a Vacation (1993), will know that the art is the 1950s meeting the 1990s and then being shaken up, with all sorts of images and shapes that blitz the eye. The book's off-center sensibility means a slightly older audience than the usual preschool set. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the book, Olive, the Other Reindeer: Deluxe Edition by Vivian Walsh and J.otto Seibold uses pull-tabs, flaps, scratch and sniff panels, pop-ups and more to add a tactile dimension to the original story. Chronicle is also offering Olive, the Other Reindeer: Pop-up Advent Calendar, featuring an enormous pop-up castle and 25 paper figures under flaps, which kids can move about the building. (Chronicle, Deluxe: $19.95 40p ages 3-up ISBN 9780-8118-5719-2; Calendar: $9.95 ages 3-up ISBN 9780-8118-5920-2; Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved