Excerpts From the Book

Dasher, surrounded by swirls of clouds, crackling energy and sparkling stars, holds magic sticks that will be drawn by each reindeer to see who goes down the chimney first , Dancer remembering time spent on roofs waiting for Santa , The reindeer nestled all snug in their beds while visions of children playing danced in their heads , A family inspects their living room for reindeer gift while the moon beams through the window
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The Reindeer Gift
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Winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award in the Holiday category, interactive book, THE REINDEER GIFT, is a new, fun, easy Christmas tradition your family will love! Santa enjoys giving gifts, thereby ingratiating himself with everyone. How about his reindeer? Don't they deserve a little appreciation for hauling him around as he delivers the goods? Scholarly Dasher decides, "We reindeer, too, should know the joys of what it's like to hand out toys." He has a plan: "To give our reindeer rep a lift, We'll leave a special reindeer gift." The Reindeer Gift: A Fun, Easy Christmas Tradition is born. Featuring the lively verse of Elizabeth Passo, the illustrations have been richly oil painted by artist Jon Carraher. After family members have found their special reindeer gift, everyone can go to the interactive website, reindeergift.com, and find out for free each year which of the eight reindeer hid the gift. Feisty Vixen? Donner the Sports Star? Graceful Dancer? Art loving Cupid? Comet the fastest reindeer of all? The reindeer take turns at each house, so it changes each year and you never know which one you're going to get! The reindeer reach the heart-warming conclusion: "It's official; giving gifts is beneficial." Receiving such positive fan feedback as “I love the book! It’s such a cute and fun idea!” and “This is a good lesson in making people happy and the spirit of giving – that lesson knows no religion or race,” Elizabeth is delighted to be helping families create fun-filled, happy memories.

Reader Review

My twin 6 year-old girls absolutely LOVE this book! We read a lot of children's books and I can honestly say this is the first one in a long time that has stood out to me. The story and wordplay are brilliant, and the illustrations are incredible. The coolest thing is that it actually changed the way my girls look at Christmas eve now, and really get's their imaginations going :)

~Danny, Radio Personality, Albany, New York

I do not just schedule an author on our show just because of a new book. The book needs to be interesting and entertaining. Well, The Reindeer Gift did just that! It's a wonderful story that can be shared with your family for many years to come. It would be a welcomed addition to any family with children young and old! I loved it! Well done, Elizabeth!

~Jack, Host of The Electric Radio Show, New Windsor, NY

I just read The Reindeer Gift and can't wait to share it with my grandchildren. The story and illustrations were incredible. I can see it becoming a tradition in our family.

~Sharon Walden, NY

A wonderful, charming book with lovely illustrations. Children will like Santa's reindeer getting in on the joy of Christmas giving, while Santa fills the stockings.

~Barbara, Parkesburg, PA

A great concept for the book. Love the idea. We can't wait to read it to our granddaughter even though this is her first Christmas. We are looking forward to making it a family tradition.

~Scott   Ellamore, WV

Just recently had the pleasure of reading this wonderful story. The author took me back to my childhood and I couldn't quit looking at the illustrations while reading the story. I plan on making this a family tradition reading this to my grandchildren yearly. The author is so talented in how she writes. Can't wait to read her next book.

~Patricia  Louisville, Oh

I love the book! It is such a cute and fun idea! I think we will be writing in the back cover a column for the year and a column to track which reindeer left the gift that year. That way the kids can see if one reindeer tends to favor them more :) Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story and great tradition!

~Dana, Dillsburg, PA

Great Story! An interesting take on a familiar plot. The illustrations are concise but have enough going on to make the story feel new each time you read it. Will be fun to re-read each year and notice new intricacies and details from the story and illustration each time!

~Dan  Mechanicsburg, PA

Book Excerpt Image
Dasher, surrounded by swirls of clouds, crackling energy and sparkling stars, holds magic sticks that will be drawn by each reindeer to see who goes down the chimney first
Dancer remembering time spent on roofs waiting for Santa
The reindeer nestled all snug in their beds while visions of children playing danced in their heads
A family inspects their living room for reindeer gift while the moon beams through the window