Sunday, December 17, 2017

THE LITTLE REINDEER by Nicola Killen / Book Review #TheLittleReindeer

Written & Illustrated by: Nicola Killen
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: September 19th, 2017
Ages: all ages
Purchase from: Simon & Schuster | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 5 Little Reindeer 
Source: Purchased book 

An enchanting Christmas story about a magical yet unlikely friendship between a little girl and a lost reindeer sure to be a Christmas classic lovingly told and illustrated with red foil highlights and interactive die cuts.

When a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep, a little girl’s dreams come true when she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. They set off on a magical adventure and it becomes a Christmas never to forget. Nicola Killen’s evocative illustrations are sure to enchant in this beautiful book with die cut pages, foil, and flashes of festive red.

An enchanting Christmas story worth picking up this holiday season! 

This is one of my favorite picture books of both the holiday season and the year. I purchased the book based on the illustrations I saw from all the buzz surrounded it's release, and it was totally worth the purchase. The illustrations are absolutely beautifully. I love illustrations that tell a story all their own, which this book does. Nicola Killen's richly detailed illustrations create awe and wonder as you turn the pages and eagerly look for what she's created on the next page. I love the simplicity of her illustrations, her little details found on each page, and the little pops of color that stand out against the perfect wintery back drops of whites, black and gray soft color tones. 

The illustrations aren't the only thing that make this book a holiday treasure. The story itself is a charming, heartwarming story about a little girl who hears the jingling of bells. In her bravery of venturing into the woods to find out what's making the sound, she discovers a reindeer's collar left behind in the tree branches. What happens next is a friendship who's story you wish didn't have to end just yet. This book is a magical, night time winter wonderland adventure. Perfect for bedtime reading, I imagine this is a book that will be treasured for years to come. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~