eBook Review: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
I love free stuff. And this eBook was free from the Amazon App Store. This eBook is best enjoyed with a big mug full of rum-spiked eggnog. Or something a little stronger.
There are 3 options for this one: Auto Play, Read to Me and Read it Myself. I did the Read to Me option, and I managed to be only slightly heebie-jeebied by the talking snowman.
You can click on the illustrations once creepy snowman dude stops narrating and you are rewarded with the spoken and written identification of whatever object you tapped. Not enough of the objects are labeled, however. I would have gotten a kick out of hearing the snowman say “Reindeer Butt.”
This nostalgic tale of stymied conformity contains vocabulary like “Red Schnoz” and a suspiciously gay-looking elf named Hermey who hates making toys and wants to be a dentist. Rudolph and Hermey run away from home and encounter a prospector named Yukon Cornelius; the Abominable Snow Monster; and King Moonracer (the flying lion who rules the land of the misfit toys). The plot is nutty, the characters fickle and there is a terrible ripping sound effect as Hermey the gay dentist elf extracts the Abominable Snow Monster’s teeth (after he dropped a huge chunk of ice on its head).
What on earth were they on when they made this? I LOVE it!!! But I will NOT be reading it with my progeny until he’s old enough to discuss concepts like narrative structure. Or the lack thereof.
(I couldn’t make this stuff up, it’s too good!)