Last Stop on the Reindeer Express by Maudie Powell-Tuck
From Miss Maci at Plymouth and Crestview Branches
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express by Maudie Powell-Tuck teaches young ones about missing family during the Holiday season. The story follows Mia, who is missing her Grandpa at Christmas time. She stumbles upon a magical mailbox that transports her to The Reindeer Express. From there, she travels over seas and cities on a reindeer's back until she reaches her grandfather's house. She hand delivers him a card, and gives him a special Christmas hug.
I feel like I related to the story and that it taught a good lesson to young ones. I especially loved the illustrations by Karl James Mountford. The die-cut flaps provided "doors" to the next scene. When you flipped the page, you felt as though you entered a new room. They were very interactive and could keep children entertained. The geometric design makes some of the cut-outs challenging to find, which enhanced the whimsicality of the story. This story took you through an adventure over rivers and mountains to be with family for Christmas.
Be sure to check out Maudie's other book in our catalog, Pirates Aren't Afraid of the Dark!
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