Delightful children’s book “The Night the Reindeer Came to Play” by Maria Votto is now available, a holiday-themed tale of merriment that teaches kids to count 1

“The Night the Reindeer Came to Play” by Maria Votto, illustrated by Karen Tanch, is available worldwide. This lighthearted, whimsical children’s book tells the story of a group of mischievous reindeer that visit a young child’s home on Christmas Eve. One by one, the reindeer arrive and get into all sorts of trouble!

Inspired by the author’s love of reading and writing, as well as the songs she made up for her daughter when she was a toddler, this holiday story began as scribbled verses that were later found in a keepsake box. After rediscovering the work in progress, the book came to fruition as a true family effort: the author and illustrator are sisters! The silly hijinks of the reindeer will draw kids into the story, and the engaging rhymes serve as a teaching aid for counting the arrival of each new guest! With bright illustrations and plenty of holiday cheer, this quick read is the perfect mix of education and entertainment for little ones. 

The Night the Reindeer Came to Play (ISBN: 9781735755427) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. The hardcover retails for $14.95. Review copies and interviews are available upon request. 

About the book:

What are they up to now? Children will be delighted to turn each page of this adorable holiday story to find out what happens when Santa’s reindeer visit the home of a young child on Christmas Eve. Full of mischief and fun, this silly group does everything to enchant, excite, and engage our little tot!

Help your child learn to count while enjoying the magic and merriment these reindeer provide in this award-winning storybook!

*Wishing Shelf Books Awards Red Ribbon WINNER

*Purple Dragonfly (Story Monsters) Award FIRST Place WINNER – Children’s Holiday

*A 2020 Best Picture Book for Preschoolers – Preschool Powol Packets

*2021 American Fiction Awards – WINNER/Holidays

About the author:

Originally from Massachusetts, Maria currently lives in New Hampshire with her family. She credits her daughter Alyssa as the inspiration for the story and her sister Karen for her wonderfully whimsical illustrations. Learn more about the author at

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