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ISBN13: 9780811818070
ISBN10: 0811818071
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
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J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh are the George and Ira Gershwin of children's books. Okay, maybe that's a stretch. But they are a remarkable team. In 1993 the husband and wife collaboration published their first book, Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride. A perfectly proportioned blend of whimsy and style, this hilarious and improbable tale of a Picasso-faced little dog was an immediate hit with kids and adults alike. The pair's subsequent books have all become perennial bestsellers, and Seibold's playful, Matisse-with-a-Mac illustrations made him something of an icon among designers. Perhaps the pair's best-known work, though, is Olive the Other Reindeer, which was recently made into the most popular animated Christmas special since How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The story's plot is simple. A little dog named Olive misunderstands the words to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Instead of "All of the other reindeer" she hears "Olive, the other reindeer," and thinks, "I thought I was a dog. Hmmm. I must be a Reindeer." Happy to have cleared that up, Olive catches a bus — well, it takes a couple of buses — and heads to the North Pole. Fortunately, Olive is just in time to join Santa and the other reindeer in their Christmas Eve duties. As usual, the writing is both simple enough for a child and witty enough for an adult, but what makes Olive the Other Reindeer stand heads and shoulders above the other Christmas books crowding the shelves are Seibold's wonderfully waggish illustrations. Farley, Powells.com

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An unforgettable new character from the creator of the hilarious Goodnight iPad 

 

Nicholas Duck loves Christmas, and he also loves the new Santa hat thats mysteriously delivered to his house. But when his friends see him and immediately launch into their Christmas lists, he doesnt know what to do . . . until he runs into Santa himself! David Milgrims exuberant holiday story is a joy to read aloud, and the silly animals and bright colors make it a perfect for board book audiences. “Jingle quack, jingle quack . . .”

 

Review:

"Silly, but slightly amusing for kids who can appreciate the play on words and doggie humor." Marilyn Courtot, Children's Literature

Review:

Seibold and Walsh specialize in street-smart art and convoluted story-lines....Seibold's illustration style [is] a sort of cubism for the '90s. His computer-generated, airbrush-smooth characters resemble digital icons, but their asymmetrical quality lends them a hand-drawn warmth. The spreads are abuzz with comical details." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Seibold's story, its predictability obvious from the start, doesn't quite live up to its promising title. The idea of another person, animal or toy...helping Santa to deliver the gifts on Christmas Eve...is tired and worn-out. Only the very young will find this story amusing....The text even contains a spelling error. Definitely not worth the price." Gail Hamilton, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Synopsis:

Thinking that "all of the other reindeer" she hears people singing about include her, Olive the dog reports to the North Pole to help Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Synopsis:

"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. Full color.

About the Author

J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh live in California with their two daughters, Theadora and Amelia; and their two dogs, Olive and Mr. Lunch. J.otto draws all the time. It's his job. He's a professional. He draws on a computer, which makes him sort of like a scientist. But he doesn't wake up until noon, which makes him like an artist. J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh have illustrated four books for children: Mr. Lunch Takes a Ride, Mr. Lunch Borrows a Canoe, Monkey Business, and Free Lunch.

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lukas, December 20, 2007 (view all comments by lukas)
Sick of the usual holiday stories? This short, bouyant, imaginatively drawn book is destined to be a future classic. When the friendly, intrepid dog Olive hears "all of the other reindeer" on the radio, she thinks it's up to her to save Christmas. Hilarity and heart-warming ensues. Also, an enjoyable TV special.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811818070
ill.:
Seibold, J. Otto
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Illustrator:
Seibold, J. Otto
Author:
Seibold, J. Otto
Author:
Walsh, Vivian
Author:
Milgrim, David
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Santa claus
Subject:
Reindeer
Subject:
Santa Claus -- Fiction.
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Christmas -- Fiction.
Subject:
Dogs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Board book
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
30
Dimensions:
9.46x7.56x.41 in. .71 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 30 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811818070 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Silly, but slightly amusing for kids who can appreciate the play on words and doggie humor."
"Review" by , Seibold and Walsh specialize in street-smart art and convoluted story-lines....Seibold's illustration style [is] a sort of cubism for the '90s. His computer-generated, airbrush-smooth characters resemble digital icons, but their asymmetrical quality lends them a hand-drawn warmth. The spreads are abuzz with comical details."
"Review" by , "Seibold's story, its predictability obvious from the start, doesn't quite live up to its promising title. The idea of another person, animal or toy...helping Santa to deliver the gifts on Christmas Eve...is tired and worn-out. Only the very young will find this story amusing....The text even contains a spelling error. Definitely not worth the price."
"Synopsis" by , Thinking that "all of the other reindeer" she hears people singing about include her, Olive the dog reports to the North Pole to help Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
"Synopsis" by , "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. Full color.
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