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Tiny Reindeer

Written by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

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Tiny Reindeer Review

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Stories about Animals Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

Sweet seasonal story about a little reindeer who steps up big-time

From the creator of some truly original, heart-warming picture books (among them The Suitcase and Out of Nowhere) comes this moving seasonal story about a small reindeer who does a big deed to help a little girl remember her granddad.

Being so very small, Tiny Reindeer can’t help but feel like he doesn’t fit in, not least when Christmas comes around. While all the bigger reindeer are busy helping Santa, Tiny can’t help but make a right mess of things, from getting tangled in reins, to falling into water bowls. But then, on the eve of Christmas Eve, Santa suggests that Tiny Reindeer does one last check of the Post Room. Here he finds a letter from a girl who would love a little wooden reindeer to go with the sleigh her grandad made for her - sounds like the perfect job for Tiny Reindeer.

Toddlers will love the sense of adventure as Tiny goes on his secret seasonal quest (especially when Santa steps-in to lend a hand), and the illustrations are packed with atmosphere and characterful Christmas detail.

Joanne Owen

Tiny Reindeer Synopsis

Meet Santa's smallest helper: Tiny Reindeer!

He doesn't quite fit in, but when a very special letter arrives before Christmas Eve, he embarks on a mission to find his place in the world. Tiny Reindeer just can't find his place in the busy North Pole. Being much smaller than the other reindeer, he's not very good at any of the jobs Santa gives him.

But when a letter comes from a little girl with a Christmas wish to help keep the memory of her grandfather alive, Tiny knows exactly what he needs to do.

Tiny Reindeer Press Reviews

A joyful story about the true meaning of giving, brimming with Christmas magic - The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781839130328
Publication date: 07/10/2021
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130328
Publication date: 7th October 2021
Author: Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Illustrator: Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Festive Fiction, Animals, Personal Social Health Economic
Collections: Our Top Children's Christmas Book Recommendations for 2021,

About Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is originally from Bradford and studied illustration and graphic design at Bradford College of Art. In 2000 he moved to France where, amongst other things, he was an English teacher before working in newspaper layout and design. When his children were small he realised he loved the picture books he read to them, sometimes even more than his children did - the Picture Book Bug had truly bitten. Chris has since written and illustrated several books and is currently thinking about the next one, probably with a cuppa in hand at home near Limoges. He likes listening to ...

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