Olive, the Other Reindeer, by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh

Olive, the other reindeer- Amelie's Bookshelf

We’ve made it a little over a third of the way through our advent calendar, so I figured it was time to include a Christmas story. We’re loving Olive, the Other Reindeer with its bright and modern graphics, its sweet holiday humor, and its delightful little heroine.


When Olive the dog misinterprets a line from “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” she realizes that she must be late for her duties at the North Pole.    


Santa and the reindeer are kind of perplexed as to why a dog has shown up expecting to come along with them on their Christmas Eve journey, but they’re game and tie her to their harness so that when they fly, she “flies” (or rather hangs) along with them. As it turns out, a dog has some helpful traits as Olive lends a hand through her propensity for chewing sticks, her ability to howl loudly, her inclination for fetching, and her keen sense of smell. Of course at the end, the reindeer happily include her in their reindeer games.

IMG_2203What are your favorite holiday books? Any I should include in my upcoming 10 Favorite Christmas books list? I only have 8 on my list right now…

8 thoughts on “Olive, the Other Reindeer, by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh

  1. We haven’t read Olive, the Other Reindeer! I will definitely check it out from the library. This year my favorite has been Who Is Coming to Our House by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff.


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  3. Hi Amelie! Great to meet you! I look forward to reading your blog. I am a mom and teacher and LOVE kids literature. Your lil ones are younger but it’s always a blast for me to see my 2nd grade students make the homophone connection (Olive and “all of the” other). It never fails….they always do and so I stick with this book year after year 🙂


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