Merry Christmas season everyone! To celebrate all the holiday festivities, every day in December I’m posting a review on a Christmas book. I hope you all join me this December to enjoy some fun and seasonal cheer.
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…but do you know the original story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Since the 1930’s, Robert L. May’s original classic has been delighting Christmas celebrators all over America and today I’m reviewing a recently illustrated version that was released to celebrate Rudolph’s 75th anniversary! You might think you know the tale as it is told in the 1964, but this is the tale as it was first told. He created Rudolph back in 1939 at the request of the Montgomery Ward department stores so they could sell a Christmas story to consumers. What followed was one of the most enduring holiday stories of all time, made only more popular by Gene Autry singing the song.
Fans of the cartoon or the traditional tale will enjoy this version. It is as well-told as ever and is definitely something to read as a family. This rendition is especially beautiful as it is well-illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo. His art has graced this story and brought his own unique style to the older Christmas story. I highly recommend you pick up, if not this version of the story, one of them to enjoy with your family.
QoTD: A big red nose or a snowman’s body?