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Title:
Who'll pull Santa's sleigh tonight?
Author:
Rader, Laura.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollins Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
When the reindeer get bad colds, Santa Claus wonders who will be able to pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 240 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.7 0.5 73460.
ISBN:
9780060080884

9780060080891
Format :
Book

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Summary

Christmas is just around the corner. The sleigh is polished. The toys are wrapped. The lists are all checked (twice). Everything's right on schedule -- until Santa finds all eight reindeer in bed with the flu. Uh-oh! How can Santa deliver presents without the reindeer?

In this hilarious follow-up to Santa's New Suit, Laura Rader once again treats readers to a fresh and funny look at beloved Christmas traditions.


Author Notes

Laura Rader has illustrated many popular books for children, including A Book of Hugs, A Book of Friends, and A Book of Kisses, all by Dave Ross. She is also the author and illustrator of Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight? and Santa's New Suit, which Publishers Weekly called, in a starred review, a "holiday outing [with] plenty of panache." Ms. Rader lives in Southern California.

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Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 1. When Santa's reindeer come down with terrible colds, the Christmas Eve flight looks iffy. Santa tries replacement animals and a homemade blimp, but nothing works until Mrs. Claus's comforting cocoa (recipe appended) cures the sniffling deer. The ending may sound less than convincing, but Rader has already set the stage and warmed up her audience for laughs, not logic, with amusing pictures of animals auditioning for the reindeers' job: ducks cavorting in tutus, monkeys with wings strapped on, and an elephant held aloft by a dozen balloons. The cartoon-like ink drawings, washed with cheerful colors, include a energetic cast of elves and animals making observations and sometimes comical comments as the story rolls along. Good fun for the Santa set. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Never mind the title's seeming allusion to a certain red-nosed reindeer-Rader's sequel to Santa's New Suit leaves out Rudolph. Santa faces a dilemma: his flying team is under the weather, so he needs to rethink his Christmas Eve delivery plans. Several far-fetched attempts to find reindeer replacements prove fruitless, until a cup of Mrs. Claus's cocoa inspires a new solution. Although it has welcome dashes of silliness, this follow-up isn't as kicky or clever as its predecessor. But the talk bubbles and funny asides that pepper the ink-and-watercolor art buoy the comic mood. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Santa needs a backup plan: the reindeer have colds and are too sick to pull his sleigh. He presents a couple of wild ideas to his multiracial, multicultural crew of elves (one responds by saying, "Oy!"), but, as in the author's Santa's New Suit (HarperCollins, 2000), it's Mrs. Claus who saves the day. Cartoon illustrations, dialogue bubbles, frenetic activity, and childlike concepts result in amusing and assured storytelling.-S. P. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.