Randolph the Moose lives with his mother in the Great White North. After a chance encounter with the reindeer from Santa Claus’ sleigh-pulling team, Randolph finds new joy in trail running as he trains to join the reindeer in Santa’s flight school. But when the head elf places him at the workshop loading dock instead (due to his tremendous bulk), Randolph has to use his brains and work ethic to earn respect at his new job… and even save Christmas.
Imagine Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, except…
– Randolph has a healthy self-image
– Randolph has a more positive outlet for his feelings
– Randolph runs, but not away from his problems
– Randolph is pro-active, refusing to let Santa’s workshop define him as a moose
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“Randolph the Christmas Moose empowers kids to find the unique leader within themselves and to not allow stereotyping to limit their potential.”
–AUSTIN HIGHSMITH GARCES, author of The Miracle Tree and actor in Dolphin Tale 1 and 2
“Randolph the Christmas Moose, filled with humor and character building, shares a twist to a familiar tale to produce an important message about how children can be hard-working, determined and true to themselves.”
–ADAM DOVICO, educator and author of When Kids Lead, The Limitless School and Inside the Trenches
“This is a charming and funny story that will not only entertain kids, but also help them understand that other people’s opinions don’t define them.”
–LINDSAY THOMPSON, filmmaker and writer for PBS’ Arthur
“Randolph the Christmas Moose addresses many important childhood themes, including acceptance, endurance and bullying, without sounding ‘preachy.'”
–SUE ELDER, Ed.D., public and elementary school librarian, educator and bibliophile
Learn more at www.GerryGibsonAuthor.com
From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com
Randolph is a moose, and he really wants to to help Santa pull his sleigh, but being a Moose everyone laughed at him and told he couldn’t do it as he wasn’t a reindeer yet that doesn’t stop him from trail running as he trains to join the reindeer in Santa’s flight school. But he still doesn’t get into the flight school, because of his height and strength he is put to work loading in the workshop. Soon he begins to get noticed for his skills and when Rudolph plays a trick on the other reindeer that means they cant fly Randolph is asked to step in to help.
Randolph the Christmas Moose covers topics that include acceptance, endurance and bulling in a way that a child will understand, it is a great book to create a talking point on these issues with your children, and I know I strive my best to instil acceptance with my kids. They loved this book especially my youngest and the illustration are just beautiful and compliment the story well.
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About the Author
A former teacher, Gerry Gibson is a writer, filmmaker, soccer coach, and YouTube/podcast host. His initial foray into children’s literature, Randolph the Christmas Moose, is being published by Loving Healing Press in 2020. Gerry currently lives with his wife, Courtney, his sons, Bennett and Turner, and countless other microorganisms in Winston-Salem, NC. He writes stories for kids because that’s what he is: a big, grey-haired kid.
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