Reviews for Rudolph : The Red-Nosed Reindeer


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Spring
Wenzel offers his own illustrations for the 1939 poem that inspired the famous Christmas song. According to May's verses, which are different from the song's lyrics, Santa discovers Rudolph and his nose while delivering presents to his house in the fog one year, and a star is born. With their blue and white landscapes and cozy interiors, the large, lively illustrations create a suitable holiday atmosphere. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2001 September #4
The fearless leader of Santa's sleigh was a character created by Robert L. May in his book, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in 1939 as part of a giveaway from Montgomery Ward. Though the text, which gives a nod to Clement C. Moore, is somewhat forced, the book gets a boost from David Wenzel's illustrations of a warm, appealing Santa. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2001 October
K-Gr 3-This newly illustrated edition of the well-known story uses May's original, lengthy but satisfying rhymed text, written in 1939. Wenzel's watercolor illustrations are vibrant and richly detailed with a nostalgic, old-fashioned quality. Michael Emberley's watercolor, cartoonlike pen-and-ink drawings in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Applewood, 1994) are amusing but crowd the pages. Of the two books, Wenzel's illustrations are a better fit for the text. While a tad too long for storytime, it's a solid representation of the tale.-M. W. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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