DASHER, by Matt Tavares, Candlewick Press


From the celebrated creator of Red and Lulu comes the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever.

Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life — one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It’s not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh — a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same.

Out September 2019

40 Pages Approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

If you are looking for a lovely Christmas book that hasn’t been done before, then I recommend this book to you.

There’s a lovely whimsy feel to this book complete with a beautiful story and gorgeous illustrations. Mothers and their children everywhere should curl up together reading this book before Christmas just in time to set the mood for the holidays.

I can see children who love Santa Claus, and stories about animals and Christmas, gobbling up this story full of wonder and love and of course, all about the holiday season. There’s a story about Rudolph, and some about Comet, but here’s another about the beloved reindeer, Dasher.

The story is accompanied by lovely illustrations using warm, soft colors. They compliment the story pushing it along at a steady pace. The book is 10 x 10 and fits nicely in little laps and the story is comprised of sentences not too long or words too hard to understand.

A lovely Christmas book to own.

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