Who ever thinks about the little people? You know, the Elves! Finally someone wrote a book, dedicated to those little guys who essentially take care of the big guy…Santa.
A father of four, B. F. Parajon says that he had witnessed his own children experience the wonder and magic of the Christmas season and watched as his kids enjoyed the very same classic Christmas stories that he had watched as a child. In over a quarter century, he noticed, not a single new classic Christmas story had succeeded in capturing the imagination of children the way those classics had…and the youngest of those stories was over 50 years old! Without a new, fresh Christmas story, Parajon feared, kids would eventually grow tired of the same old stories year after year and lose interest altogether. Part of the specialness of the Christmas season would be lost forever. Hence, along came Elphland: The Story Of Santa’s Elves.
Well this book hits a little home. Ya know, I am only 4′ 11″ , so I could really be an elf in another life right? Maybe give up blogging and go live with my family up north? Up WAY north.
My view of this book is that I love how its not every other Christmas story you might watch or read. It’s not really about the fat man(I can call him that right?) in the suit, but how everyone, even the little guys, have a purpose for the big day. You get to find out what each elf does, and why they do it. I mean what if one of them just doesn’t want to build a toys all 365 days? Do they play? Do they shop? What do elves do darn it? Who are they!? Elphland tells you everything your little brains wants to know.
I will say that I don’t think some of the words are easy for my 8 year old to sound out, so some kids might need some help reading it, but everyone’s kids are on different levels.
You can actually meet some of the Elves and read their bio’s on the website. (I swear they took my oldest daughter and made her into the character Trynka.) You can purchase Elphland for only $10 but I would suggest the splurge of $20 for the signed copy. However, if you have a younger child, get the CD version and they can listen to it anytime! If your kid is already asking Santa for an Ipad, surprise them with the iVersion for only $5 !
Make this book your new Christmas Eve tradition :- )
I received a copy for review.
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