Rudolph the reindeer is bedridden with a cold. The other reindeer are stricken with anguish. It’s Christmas Eve. What is to become of the deliveries?
Ruby, Rudolph’s cheeky sister, is available. ‘NOT RUBY!’ is the united response as the other reindeer list her shortcomings. But whether they like it or not, and much to Ruby’s delight, she is the only replacement.
There is a constant longing in Ruby for fun and memorable experiences, which translates into chaos and mayhem. She is a spirited reindeer, open to the enjoyment of life. What other reindeer see as a catastrophe, Ruby sees as having a fantastic time. After all, it's Christmas!
One house is forgotten due to Santa’s stress as Ruby’s enjoyment continues throughout the night. Can Mrs Claus save the day? For Santa hasn’t only forgotten to deliver presents, he’s forgotten to bring Ruby back!
This is a magical and hilarious Christmas tale. Written in clever rhyming verse that gallops from page to page, it is transformed into a visual stream of entertainment by its clever and expressive illustrations. Full of festive season fun, this book will be kept to be brought out for many Christmases to come.
Title: The Naughtiest ReindeerAuthor/Illustrator: Nicki Greenberg
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: October 2013
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book