Rudolph and Rudolph Shines Again || Mini Reviews

After years and years of thinking about this book, I finally got around to marking it off my list.

Even though it’s not the type of poetry I now read, it’s nice to come across a piece that follows the protocols of writing poetry and keeping to the structures I grew up learning about.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: Christmas books

Originally published: 1964
Read: January 2023

Source: Audible
Format: Audio

Hours: 31m

Plot from GoodReads:

Every year at Christmastime, young and old alike fall under the finger-snapping, joy-inspiring spell of this song. Now fans of the most famous reindeer of them all can become acquainted with the original story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” written in verse by his creator, Robert L. May, in 1939. In “Rudolph Shines Again,” Santa once again needs Rudolph to lead his sleigh on a dark, snowy Christmas eve. But mean teasing from the other reindeer causes Rudolph to lose his light! Rudolph saved Christmas once, but can he do it again – this time without his red glow?


Poetry that actually rhymes and makes sense still remains till today my favourite kind of poetry.

With good balance and a lyrical flow. I know of Rudolph and his importance but this was the first time reading the original. I say ‘reading’ but I actually listened to an audiobook – so same thing really. It was cool to find out about his origin story and how he came about his name. His peculiar gift ends up saving the day which was heartwarming.

It’s traditional to the Christmas theme, the poetry is easy to understand and can be enjoyed by the whole family; whether it’s Christmas time or not.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.08 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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