Sunday, 18 December 2011

Book of the week... Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose. 
And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history! 

The illustrations above are from the original 1939 book written by Robert L May, the words are from the well-known song of the same name by Johnny Marks.

The following illustrations are from the Little Golden Books edition published in 1976. The story was adapted from the original by Barbara Shook Hazen, and the pictures were provided by Richard Scarry. 

These are two of my favourite versions of Rudolph - do you have a favourite?


  1. Classic. I love the pic of Rudolf in bed. Darling. I used to love this book.

  2. Really charming illustrations!

  3. barbaraannefisher19 December 2011 at 09:17

    Megan and Marta

    Really glad you like them.

  4. barbaraannefisher19 December 2011 at 09:19

    I was hoping this would bring back memories for someone. I also like the picture of Rudolf in bed, it makes me smile every time I look at it.

  5. I like the Little Golden Book edition. Don't know why, but the picture of Rudolph standing outside alone caught my attention immediately. These are great illustrations. Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

  6. barbaraannefisher19 December 2011 at 12:04

    They are very colourful and sweet. I like the one of Rudolph and the rabbits (one of the rabbits is pulling another rabbit on a sledge!)


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