Kid’s Book Review: Santa’s New Reindeer

Kid’s Book Review: Santa’s New Reindeer

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

A rhyming festive picture book with lovely cartoon-style pictures to get youngsters in the mood for Christmas.

One week to go ’till Christmas Day,
The final touches underway,
A ribbon here, a flourish there,
And presents piled up everywhere.

Santa smiled. ‘What could go wrong?’
He didn’t have to wait too long . . .
Out of the sky a whirling blur,
Of antlers, legs and soft brown fur,

Came crashing through the workshop roof,
And that’s how Rudolph sprained his hoof . . .

Oh no! Another Christmas disaster! The sleigh can’t fly without Rudolph. Luckily, head engineer Lizzie is on hand to help . .

Caroline Crowe author

Caroline Crowe worked as a journalist for many years, before switching to writing books for children full-time. Her first book, Pirates in Pyjamas, won the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award and her second, Is that an Elephant in my Fridge was chosen by the Scottish Booktrust as one of their Bookbug books for 2018

Jess Pauwels lives in Brussels Belgium. She grew up in a professional dancers family, but pencils where more appealing to her.(and less exhausting !) She studied arts and i graduated in illustration at St Luc-Brussels and worked as an illustrator and a bookseller for a few years before concentrating on graphic design.

This creative due also wrote and illustrated Santa’s New Sleigh which we reviewed in 2021.

Book Review

It is a happy, funny and festive read which we are both enjoying

My favourite elf is the head inventor Lizzie. I like her green hair. It is a bit crazy to have a reindeer that is a robot but it is a good idea if it means that everyone can get their presents.

This is a lovely book to read to my daughter in the lead up to Christmas. Rose loves studying the illustrations and spotting funny scenes within them.

The story is fun and the characters stand out to her, she particularly likes the lead inventor elf, Lizzie.

This will be a regular choice of book for Rose over the next few weeks.

It is a happy, funny and festive read which we are both enjoying.


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Rose
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Singing, Play Doh and cheese
  • Dislikes: Walking and peas
  • Favourite Book: Peepo by
  • Favourite TV programme: Bluey
  • Favourite Song: Let it Go from Frozen