Tuesday, November 22, 2011

olive, the other reindeer

Here's a cute Christmas book for you.

Olive, the Other Reindeer

A dog named Olive hears Christmas music playing while she's out and about town. They're singing "...all of the other reindeer..." but she thinks they're singing about her.

Very cute.

She takes a few bus rides to the North Pole to help out Santa on his busy night.

It's a good book. My kids sat and listened to me read it to them twice. Kids like it when you do that. Two in a row is my limit though.

(Best thing about this book: no mention of shut up or candy!)

Here's where our copy of Olive, the Other Reindeer is currently residing.

Wrapped up in a box along with all my other Christmas books I dug out from storage. Why did it take me so many years to clean out the garage? I don't know. It was fun finding all my Christmas children's books though.

This year we'll be partaking in a literary countdown to Christmas. Sure, I've got 4 different copies of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in there. I'm sure the kids won't mind.

Every day they get to pick a different book to read (hopefully with no fighting). When all the books are opened, it'll be Christmas. I've seen this concept floating around the internet for a few years. I know it's not my original idea but I'm excited to try it.

Cate is too. It was really hard for her to keep her paws off those wrapped books so I could snap a few pictures.

Here's one of my favorites that's also wrapped up in that pile.

Grandma gave it to Danny for his first Christmas. He was 5 weeks old. I still can't read it all the way through without reaching for a tissue. It's a real tearjerker. (No shut ups in this one either! Possible mention of candy. I can't check now because it's already wrapped. Read at your own risk.)

I planned to start the countdown on December 1st. Then I counted the books. Guess what I discovered.

I have enough to start the day after Thanksgiving. Exactly enough.

It was meant to be.


Janell R. Cropper said...

I've always loved Olive's story as well. :) And that's genius with the Christmas books. I need to do that with mine! Although we only have like 10. It's a start :)

colds1 said...

My boys wouldn't leave the wrapped books alone, so we keep them in our closet and just bring out a new one each night. Yours look so cute I'm tempted to try having them all out again ... maybe ...

jes said...

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Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I just wish I didn't have to buy the 25 books so I could start it this year. Maybe in a few years once I have collected. Great idea.