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)
I'm 24 and I worked at a bookstore this past holiday season, and when I saw this book I bought it even though it's a children's book! Read morePublished on May 5 2003 by Doris-Jean
This is sure to be a Christmas classic of the new century.
Olive is a dog who loves Christmas. While in his doghouse he hears the song "Rudolph The Red-Nosed... Read more
There are two reason why I found this book offensive:
1. There was a disconnect between the plot and the dialogue. Read more
"Olive the Other Reindeer" by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Welch is a good book because it is very funny and has good illustrations. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2001 by HeidiJacobs
Olive, The Other Reindeer is really a kind-hearted dog who sets out to save Christmas when she hears that Blitzen is injured and Santa can't find a replacement! Read morePublished on Dec 17 2000 by "oklahomamovies"
Olive the dog was listening to the radio and singing along to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, as she wrapped her Christmas presents. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2000 by Roz Levine
As a preschool teacher I cannot wait to read this book to my class. It is absolutely wonderful. Olive is super and she is sure to be known as "the other reindeer" by... Read morePublished on Dec 2 2000 by "brandilyn"