AWRW Book Review: Santa’s First Vegan Christmas, A Children’s Book written by Author Robin Raven @RobinRaven and Illustrated by Kara Maria Schunk


This year, experience the holidays with a story of love, peace, and compassion!

Meet Dana, a forthright and fun-loving reindeer who lives in the Arctic. On Christmas Eve, she meets Santa Claus, who has come looking for reindeer to pull his sleigh. Dana gently opens Santa s eyes to how we can be more kind to animals. Together they take off on a journey around the world, spreading far more than holiday cheer and giving far more than presents.

By the time the sun rises on Christmas Day, things will never be the same!
Hardcover, 34 pages

Published June 25th 2016 by Vegan Publishers

Genre: Children’s Literature, Ethics & Morality

I approached this book with the mindset of: would my six year old nephew enjoy this? And half-way through, I found MYSELF enjoying this darling little tale of Dana the reindeer!

Dana gently reminds Santa that we should respect and protect sentient beings, and not over-work them on Christmas Eve flying all over the world to deliver presents. Instead, the reindeer ride in the sleigh with Santa, deliver presents, unchain the dogs in the yard, and free the birds from cages.

It’s a sweet tale about peace, love, and freedom FOR ALL, where hands, hooves, and paws unite, and Dana the reindeer lives on as a legend. All against the backdrop of rich, colorful illustrations by the talented Kara Maria Schunk.

I highly recommend this heart-warming children’s story. It just may bring a tear or two to your eyes!

In the interest of fair disclosure, I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair, thoughtful, and honest book review. This is no way swayed my opinion, nor rating.



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“I’m the human who once belonged to the greatest dog that ever lived. Now I do some writing and acting. I’m also a vegan foodie and a hopeful dreamer.”


Books illustrated by Kara Maria Schunk



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