Olive, the Other Reindeer

Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly an old holiday favorite about a certain red nosed reindeer takes on new meaning Olive the other reindeer thinks Olive I always thought I was a dog but I must be a reindeer And while Santa and his reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the reindeer team, in the end, Olive and her unusual skiOlive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly an old holiday favorite about a certain red nosed reindeer takes on new meaning Olive the other reindeer thinks Olive I always thought I was a dog but I must be a reindeer And while Santa and his reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the reindeer team, in the end, Olive and her unusual skills are just what Santa needs.
Olive the Other Reindeer Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly an old holiday favorite about a certain red nosed reindeer takes on new meaning Olive the other reindeer thinks Olive I always thought I was a do

  • Title: Olive, the Other Reindeer
  • Author: Vivian Walsh J. Otto Seibold
  • ISBN: 9780590689519
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Olive, the Other Reindeer”

    1. This book had great illustrations and a great, creative story line. My students really enjoyed the book :)

    2. 2.5 - This is pretty cute in a few ways. First, the illustrations really help the story along because Olive is just too darn cute. Second, her hearing "All of the other reindeer", yet really hearing "Olive, the other reindeer" makes the story so much fun to read. We both cracked up when I read that part. How Santa fixes the whole 'dogs can't fly' thing is just awesome. Everyone's seen illustrations of reindeer flying, it's in all of our brains, but who has ever seen the reindeer flying through t [...]

    3. Aww! This is such a cute little book. It would make the perfect book to read, on Christmas eve while putting the little ones to bed.

    4. Where has this book been all my life? Holy adorable, manOlive hears a Christmas song on the radio and realizes that she must have been mistaken thinking she was a dog, otherwise why would people be singing about "Olive, the other reindeer?" She goes to the North Pole to help Santa deliver presents and ends up saving the day multiple times.The beginning few pages are a little wordy for a younger group of kids, but the pace picks up quickly, and I think storytime groups would LOVE this book.

    5. This book is definitely not a strong 4 star rating and I do not feel like wondering if it is a 3.5 or more but I am being generous considering the television special ruined this book. I remember as a kid I saw countless times every year the wonderful Olive, the Other Reindeer that had Drew Barrymore and since I never read books as a child I didn't know this tv special was adapted from a book. I have to admit while the animation for the special may look weird, the plot was 100 times better than t [...]

    6. This is a fun story about a little dog named Olive who mishears the classic Christmas Rudolph song, "Olive, the other reindeer" and thinks, wow, I must really be a reindeer. So, she goes to the north pole to help Santa. And help she does, in her own doggie way! :-) Very cute and fun story but the illustrations were not exactly my cup of tea.

    7. Not only is this a solid story and the illustrations pack the pages with a joyful style, but the book's thoughtful design is wall-to-wall. Instead of limiting their cheekiness to in between the title page and "The End," Vivian Walsh's and J.otto Seibold's combined charm pops up on the slip cover (check out the bios), the end papers, and even the bar code comes with a saucy message. The story is another version of how an individual's differences can be valuable to the group even though their oute [...]

    8. I read this as a Tumblebook. Check your library's web page to see if it offers Tumblebooks. These are books that you can read online and they are delightful! This is the story of Olive the dog who, when she hears Christmas music thinks that "All of the other reindeer" is really "Olive, the other reindeer." Olive sets off for the North Pole to help Santa deliver Christmas gifts to all the good little boys and girls. Along the way, her special talents come into play and she makes sure that Christm [...]

    9. 11) Walsh, V.; Seibold, J.O. (1997). Olive, the Other Reindeer. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. (Ages 2-5) While singing “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Olive hears the words: “Olive, the other reindeer,” and knows she must help Santa with his sleigh. Even though she is only a dog, Olive really does save the day, using the special talents only dogs have. The colorful, blocky illustrations are what caught my eye when choosing this book. The story is bright enough to be an antidote to t [...]

    10. Unfortunately, I wasn't as impressed with this book as I'd hoped to be, or as other readers seem to be. I found the illustrations to be a bit strange and not soft and cozy, which is how I think of Christmas. It also doesn't have a ton of logic (I can see kids questioning), in that there is mention at dogs can't fly, and a "solution," yet no mention of the fact that reindeer usually can't fly either. I think the cutest part of the book is the title and the "mis-heard lyrics" behind it.

    11. When we first received this book, I didn't think much of it. But after numerous readings, I realize that it has stood the test of time. We pull it out every Christmas and enjoy the quirky illustrations and the funny story. We notice new things every time and laugh at the things we remember. It also has a good message that everyone can find a place to help.

    12. I didn't like this book very much. I found the illustrations unattractive and I didn't much care for the story. I wanted to like it, because a very dear friend gave it to my child, but I just couldn't like it.

    13. "Olivee reindeer," said Olive, "I thought I was a dog. Hmmm.I must be a reindeer!"Odd little story that includes the typical 'oh no, we must save christmas' trope so common in kiddie books. Still the little dog is cute and the reindeer get bonus points for tying a dog to their sleigh to help fulfill his dreams. Luckily for them, the dog turns out to be helpful.Final note, I had no idea before doing this review that this book was also a christmas special.Do not be dismayed this book has none of t [...]

    14. Olive was in her dog house wrapping presents for Christmas when a song came on the radio. Olive misheard the song and sang “Olive, the other reindeer” instead of “All of the other reindeer” so she realized that she must be a reindeer and if she is a reindeer she must report to the North Pole to help Santa Claus. She makes the journey to the North Pole and even helps Santa save Christmas.This is a really cute story that shows that with a little magic you can do anything that you set your [...]

    15. Love this book and it's illustrations, will always be one of my favorites. Even the title itself has a cute play on words, this is a great Christmas time read. The story is about a dog who hears a Christmas song on the radio and then sets out on a funny journey. Kids love this book because of the goofy dog.

    16. Olive the dog hears the Christmas song and thinks it says Olive the Other Reindeer. She thinks maybe she's a reindeer and reports to Santa to help take the sleigh. They tie her on and she comes in handy by chewing sticks, retrieving gumdrops and flutes, and finally leading them home through the fog--her nose led her to Mrs. Claus's cookies.

    17. Cute little story, not really any plot but it's a picture book so you can't expect one. I'm giving it 4 stars based on my five year old's opinion of it. She's a fan.

    18. Childhood memoriesI remember the made for tv movie on Cartoon Network! Had to get the book to go along with it 💖

    19. My 5 year old liked the pictures & story. We fell in love with Olive & her hope. Kid tested & mother approved.

    20. My parents bought my sister and I this book when it first came out. We still have that same copy of the book. The story its self is cute.

    21. Title was punny, but book didn't have enough puns inside. Yes, I'm getting desperate to reach my goal.

    22. It is so neat when a NEW Story about Christmas comes up It surely will be a classic in my house always

    23. I love the humor in this book & the silly dog Olive is totally adorable.The kids laughed while I read it.I'd recommend it for the Christmas holiday season.It may run a bit on the long side, text wise, so it's probably better for older preschoolers and young elementary students.

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