Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Advent Reads Day 7: Santa's First Vegan Christmas by Robin Raven

Welcome to Advent Reads!
This is an event I have had on my blog for several years running now.  Each evening I feature a different holiday themed book. Think of it as your Book Advent Calendar! I post a variety of holiday books including romance, children's, middle-grade, mystery, paranormal, and I try to find some that are other holiday celebrations than Christmas too. I hope you will stop by each evening to see what new book I have for you!
Synopsis: "This year, experience the holidays with a story of love, peace, and compassion! Meet Dana, a forthright and fun-loving reindeer who lives in the Arctic. On Christmas Eve, she meets Santa Claus, who has come looking for reindeer to pull his sleigh. Dana gently opens Santa s eyes to how we can be more kind to animals. Together they take off on a journey around the world, spreading far more than holiday cheer and giving far more than presents. By the time the sun rises on Christmas Day, things will never be the same!"

My Review: I must admit I had a completely different idea as to what this book was going to be, I was expecting a story about Santa deciding on vegan treats and kind toys, but it was much more than that. The story takes the vegan idea to the source, and to the animals themselves. They convince Santa to take care and protect the animals and not use them. It does have a good message and one I hadn't seen before, but it may not appeal widely and could go over really young readers heads. The illustrations are adorable and add quite a bit to the story.
My Rating: It wasn't quite what I expected but it was still a great book that will appeal to a specific audience. It is a unique Christmas story that many families will relate to now.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
You can find out more about Robin and her books on her Goodreads Page or Website.
You can also obtain your own copy in digital or print format from Amazon.

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