COMET THE UNSTOPPABLE REINDEER, by Jim Benton, Two Lions; Illustrated edition, Sept. 15, 2020, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 3-7)
One of Santa’s reindeers must take things into his own hooves when presents get left behind in Jim Benton’s Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer.
It’s the night before Christmas, and Comet is ready…until he’s injured in an unexpected elf incident and replaced by a rookie named Freddy.
Comet can’t believe his bad luck. Then he realizes something even worse—in all the confusion, Santa has left the toys behind and isn’t answering his phone. Injury and all, Comet sets out to deliver the presents, crisscrossing the globe from Japan and Egypt to France and Cleveland. After a run-in with a goose, a near miss with a minivan, and too many chimney crash landings to count, can Comet hobble his way into pulling off a Christmas miracle? —Synopsis provided by Two Lions
Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer has a lot going for it. This comical tale is written by the award-winning creator of the New York Times bestselling series Dear Dumb Diary and Franny K. Stein as well as the popular It’s Happy Bunny brand. It offers the same humor Benton’s fans have come to expect.
Bright, cartoon-style illustrations draw young readers in, adding to the comedic punch. And bouncing text makes it fun to read aloud. There are a few rhyming stretches that you might stumble on during the first read, but they seem to settle upon further readings.
If you’re looking for a fun holiday read, Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer is an entertaining choice.
*As of publication, Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer was available on Amazon for $9.99 (hardcover) and $0 (kindle unlimited).