Picture Book Review: Dasher

Dasher by Matt Tavares
Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever
by Matt Tavares 

5 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

Dasher and her reindeer family are prisoners at a traveling circus, and they tell stories about the cool snow and clear stars of the North Pole. Dasher daringly escapes and searches for the North Pole, using the North Star as her guide. She meets a man dressed in red, struggling to deliver toys to children with only one horse to pull his sleigh. Dasher agrees to help him deliver the toys, and wishes that her family could enjoy the beauty and freedom of the North Pole.

I loved this book! The story is sweet and touching, and the illustrations are beautiful!

Dasher is a lovely character, and I loved following the story from her perspective as she navigates the perils of escaping from the circus, and encounters a mysterious and magical Santa. She is full of spirit and family loyalty and kindness.
The illustrations are soft and old-fashioned with gentle colors. I especially like the details on the reindeer’s fur, and the bright stars and delicate snow. It really captures the imagination, and brings the story to life!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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