Someone has hidden the magical reindeer bells, and all the animals of the forest must find them.
Can you hear them ringing?
Where are they?
Discover the magical bells and find a glimpse of Santa on every page in this whimsical story, meant to be read again and again.
PreS-Gr 1-A bearded elf named Little Santa sets the forest animals on a treasure hunt searching for magical reindeer bells. The creatures have a rollicking good time and are rewarded with a beautifully decorated tree, music, and dancing. The story is a bit mysterious, but it's refreshing to have a tale without the ordinary Christmas clichés. The text is simple and sprinkled with questions, exclamations, and fun sounds ("Ting-a-ling," "scrabble, scrabble, dig"). The playful tone is accentuated by Melhuish's charming illustrations. Birds and beasts are fuzzy and furry, with friendly, animated expressions. Should be a crowd-pleaser.-Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public LibraryCopyright 2007 Reed Business Information