Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Book Nook: Reindeer Dust

Reindeer Dust by Kate Dwyer (beautifully illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff) is a magical new picture book with a fun tale about hungry and harried reindeer who can't find houses to land on through the thick fog – a problem, indeed! Santa has a sled overflowing with gifts, but he'll never be able to deliver them if the reindeer don't know where to land. One little boy, William, derives a plan: he mixes up a special batch of reindeer dust and sprinkles it outside with the help of his friends and family while he recites "I will always believe!" Through the fog, the reindeer are able to spot the glittering trail of reindeer dust and Christmas is saved.

A special Reindeer Dust Recipe and poem to recite on Christmas Eve are included in the book, which I got to review – it's a fun holiday craft that can capture the magic of the holidays. Even though we don't really do much with Santa at our house, our girls still like good stories like this one, and the reindeer dust recipe actually makes really good hot cereal too!

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