Dasher Can't Wait for Christmas

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Product Details
$17.99  $16.73
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
10.55 X 9.53 X 0.47 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book Dasher, as well as Red and Lulu, the graphic novel Hoops, and several sports biographies, including Becoming Babe Ruth and Growing Up Pedro. He is also the illustrator of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, and Over the River and Through the Wood by L. Maria Child, among many other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
Tavares returns with another Christmas treat for readers. . . . This happy ending fits the book's overall gentle, celebratory tone, which is enhanced by painterly digital illustrations in a realistic style that somehow feels simultaneously nostalgic and current. . . . Christmas-book lovers should dash to add this one to their shelves.
--Kirkus Reviews

This story is another adventure for Dasher, and it does not disappoint. . . . The illustrations may appear simple, but they are not to be underestimated. The reindeer look incredibly authentic. Dasher displays subtle expressions, from inquisitive, to exhausted, and then grateful as she leaves her helper. Children of all ages will enjoy this special story for years to come. . . . A must-have for the holidays.
--School Library Journal

In art that makes the most of landscapes, Taveres offers narrative tension ("Tonight is Christmas Eve! You've got to get home"), personal stakes ("She was exhausted. And hungry"), and all the picturesque snow that a holiday story requires.
--Publishers Weekly