Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Thea Feldman
Illustrator: Erwin Madrid
Publisher: Square Fish
This brightly illustrated book is based on the original television show that captured the hearts of young and old during the world's most beloved holiday. Rudolph is so tired of feeling left out and different with his shiny red nose. So he decides to venture out into the world with Hermey, an elf who would much rather be a dentist. Rudolph and Hermey learn a lot on their journey and they finally find out that it's okay to be different. In a world where everyone seems to be the same, dare to be different!
This Christmas classic is well written and beautifully illustrated. The book does not stray from the original tale and it is very accurate. The theme hidden within the pages of this Christmas story is one that resonates with all ages. Everyone is special in their own way and young readers can discover this as well as catch the Christmas spirit while reading this timeless story. The cover of the book is also something that stands out as it is festively colored red and gold for the special fiftieth anniversary edition. This book will add life to a child's bookshelf and remind them to embrace their uniqueness.