Since Olive, the Other Reindeer was first published in 1997, more than one million copies of the children's Christmas picture books have been sold. Now, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the book's publication, there is a new, and very special edition. The 2007 edition of Olive, the Other Reindeer includes flaps to lift, scratch and sniff, and a grand finale pop-up.
What hasn't changed is the story of Olive, a little dog who thinks she is a reindeer, and wants to fly and be one of Santa's reindeers. The story of how Olive's dreams come true is a delightful one, made more so by the artwork of J. Otto Seibold, who also co-authored the book along with Vivian Walsh. The retro look and the sophisticated color choices, particularly for a children's Christmas picture book, set this book apart from the traditional Christmas picture book. I recommend Olive, the Other Reindeer for children three to eight years old. Compare prices. (Chronicle Books, deluxe edition, 2007. ISBN: 9780811857192)