After a few false starts, Teeka discovers the best way to get Santa’s reindeer ready for Christmas Eve.
Jan Brett’s detailed illustrations are the star of this gorgeous book, and the addition of side panel illustrations showing the progress of Santa’s other helpers while Teeka works with the reindeer are a wonderful addition. Teeka’s journey to learn what true leadership means is a sweet once, although I found myself wishing it had arrived there slightly faster.
The illustrations in this book are beautiful and I love the little illustrations on the side of each page showing more of the story. This book has a great message in the lesson that the main character learns, to help instead of getting frustrated. Overall, the story isn’t my favorite and seems a little long-winded.