A surprise visitor drastically changes summer holiday plans in this funny caper.
The Trubshaws are enjoying a summer holiday in Devon when a thump on the roof is swiftly followed by the appearance of a reindeer tumbling down the chimney and out onto the sitting room floor of their holiday cottage. Accidentally transported along wth the reindeer to planet Yule-1, terrible news awaits. The coal-delivering, Christmas-hating Krampus and his criminal sidekick Nerkins are out to take the merry out of Christmas. Unless Jake and Percy Prancer can put a stop to the dastardly plans there will be no Christmas this year or ever again…
Evil is no match for goodwill and festive spirit in a Christmas adventure that is out of this world. Illustrated throughout, The Great Reindeer Disaster is an original and humorous read with Kate challenging everything we thought we knew about Santa, the North Pole and reindeer. Yes, read and you will discover the real location of Father Christmas, the secret workings involved in ensuring all the presents make it to children on time and meet far more reindeer than you can imagine. The legend of Krampus, a character from European folklore, is also woven in (best be good kids, you don’t want this creature paying you a visit).
Exploring Yule-1 with the delightful Trubshaws, who merrily settle into and embrace life at the home of Christmas, is jolly good fun. The reindeer are fantastic, from the experienced old guard known as the Jambusters, complete with wing commander fighter pilot moustaches, to the Reggae Reggae troop to the Janiacs (a group of Jane Austen lovers). A sleigh full of little touches like these add further appeal.
Brilliantly bonkers and with a stocking load of action and adventure it is guaranteed to amuse and entertain. I highly recommend seeking out this fun festive read!
Recommended for 7+.