We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.
We had an opportunity to review Kate Dwyer's newest book called Reindeer Dust.
Around the globe, families are getting into the magic of Christmas, doing Holiday traditions that have existed throughout many years. One tradition that is quickly developing across the nation is sprinkling "reindeer dust" on Christmas Eve to attract Santa Claus's reindeer. This is a great way to get the family into the spirit of Christmas and spend time together.
Where and how did this become a tradition one might wonder? In Kate Dwyer's new holiday picture book she immerses readers into a fun magical story about hungry and harried reindeer who can't find any houses to land on due to thick fog. With a sled full of overflowing presents, Santa will never be able to deliver if his reindeer don't know where to land! A little boy named William devises a plan, he mixes up a special batch of reindeer dust. Along with his family and friends, they sprinkle it outside reciting "I will always believe"! The reindeer are able to see the glittering trail of reindeer dust through the fog and Christmas is saved!
Dwyer, a mother of two and passionate advocate for children’s advancement and literacy, knew she had to share the magic behind reindeer dust when her own family became so attached to the yearly tradition. She aimed to engage children’s imaginations through family participation.
“It was important for me to write a book that features an engaging element that would both visually and physically bring the story to life,” Dwyer says.
With a captivating tale and beautiful illustrations, Reindeer Dust is sure to do just that. After reading about the origin of reindeer dust, families can turn to the back of the book, where there is a special Reindeer Dust Recipe and poem to recite on Christmas Eve. Children will stay engaged and parents will love that reindeer dust encourages a fun and positive new tradition.
About the Author:
Kate Dwyer is a seasoned marketing executive and mom to 8-year old twins. She is actively involved in several children’s charities and organizations. Combined, this experience has uniquely positioned her to take on her latest role as a children’s book author.
Reindeer Dust is the recent recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award and the IBPA Gold (for best cover design) and two Silver (for best first book and best interior design) Awards.
My children love making Reindeer dust, and sprinkling it all over the yard so Santa can find his way to our house. This book has really cute illustrations and is a fun read with the kids. It's an exciting story that tells the kids how the tradition of sprinkling reindeer dust came about. It engages the kids imaginations and helps to further their love for reading. In the back their is a recipe for reindeer dust and a poem for Christmas eve. It's a great tradition to start and I hope they carry it into their adult lives and do it with their children. As I plan to take this book out every Christmas and read it!
Reindeer Dust is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble .
You can connect via Facebook, @reindeer_dust, and Website.