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Schmuck the Buck: Santa’s Jewish Reindeer by @EXO_Books

As it’s now December what better way to celebrate than a Christmas book review!

Here’s the blurb –

Pages – 61 Pages

My Rating – 4/5 Stars

Larry was just your regular caribou, who was cruelly excluded from his crew. He and his kin happened to be the sole Jewish reindeer in the North Pole. Larry was bullied and treated the worst way, until his plan saved one Christmas Day.

A contemporary satirical take on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Schmuck the Buck introduces Larry, a young Jewish reindeer. He overcomes his awkward and sometimes painful youth to save Christmas. His tale of acceptance and inclusion is sure to warm the hearts of anyone who loves Christmas, Hanukkah, or both. Sixty pages of vibrant illustrations bring his story to life. A unique modern addition to any holiday library.


EXO Books is the pen name and publishing company of a writer who is known to me to offer brilliant work that is something a little different from the norm.

Schmuck the Buck (or Larry, his given name) is a illustrated satirical take on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and looks at issues like bullying.

Schmuck isn’t made to feel welcome by the other reindeer, it’s been that way all his life. When he save Christmas things change. The humour really comes through when you read about disaster that could ruin Christmas and Schmucks genius method of communication to save the day.

The book sort of updates the tale we know, bringing it into the world of today tackling issues as it goes but it also manages to keep things  light with the overall message of inclusion especially at this time of year.

It’s a fun quick little book that I very much enjoyed reading.

To find out more head to Goodreads or Amazon

My thanks go to EXO books for the review copy.