I was sharing with a co-worker the other day my knack for singing the wrong lyrics to songs, Christmas songs in particular. He told me about the book Olive, the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh. This adventure begins when Olive, the dog, is listening to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and confuses the lyric “All of the other reindeer ” with “Olive, the other reindeer”. Convinced she is supposed to be one of Santa’s helpers she heads to the North Pole. Olive enthusiastically joins Santa on his Christmas eve flight, helping him by using her doggy talents of sniffing, fetching and chewing to save the day.
I’m glad my blunder introduced me to Olive. We are already fans of Seibolds other book Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf. Another clever and funny story about how the big bad wolf learns his manners.