Tiny Reindeer is too small to pull Santa's sleigh. Will he figure out a way to prove his worth before Christmas day? A sweet Christmas picture book for fans of When Santa Was a Baby and Dasher.
Santa and his reindeer are getting ready for Christmas, but Tiny Reindeer is too small to join in! Santa knows that a nudge in the right direction could change Tiny's life forever. When Tiny discovers a letter from a bereft little girl who is wishing for a tiny reindeer to match her grandfather's final gift, a hand-carved tiny sleigh, Tiny realizes that this might be his big chance. But will he have the courage to take a (literal) leap into the unknown? And what can Santa do to help?
This picture book is a sweet, funny and heartfelt look at being different and feeling too small to matter, and reassures readers that even the smallest gift -- whether it's a tiny reindeer or a seemingly small opportunity to help -- can bring lots of joy.
About the Author
CHRIS NAYLOR-BALLESTEROS is an English author and illustrator. After studying graphic design and illustration at the Bradford College of Art, he moved to France in 2000 and did stints as an English teacher and newspaper layout designer. His debut picture book, I'm Going to Eat This Ant, was published by Bloomsbury UK in Spring 2017. His 2019 picture book The Suitcase earned accolades from Khaled Hosseini, the UN Refugee Agency and Axel Scheffler (illustrator of The Gruffalo) as well as a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, and his forthcoming picture book Out of Nowhere was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives near Limoges, France, with his family.
"Tiny Reindeer is a wonderful addition to the Christmas picture book canon that reminds us of the special gifts we all have to offer, no matter how tiny we might be." —STARRED REVIEW, BookPage
"In inviting ink and watercolor spreads, Naylor-Ballesteros offers a perennial lesson in finding where one belongs." —Publishers Weekly