Hoff, Syd. Where’s Prancer? Harper Collins, 2007 (reprint). ISBN 978-0060276003 32 pp. $
Cheerful and charming illustrations pair with a simple story about a missing reindeer to create this amusing and touching picture book. The cadence of the text works well with the humorous dialogue, and the ending has a warm and fuzzy feeling. The topical references to the City of Brotherly Love don’t limit the audience, although the book may have special appeal for Philadelphia natives. Very young children may not get the humor, but will still enjoy the story and illustrations. Pair with “Olive, the Other Reindeer” by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh for a quirky reindeer storytime for the older preschool set.