Elmer the Christmas Elf by Marilyn E. Randall (Review #2)

elmer2Reviewed by Cy Hilterman

This story along with the authors great illustrations will give any child from 3 to 8 a very good Christmas experience as they follow Elmer in Santa’s workshop and Santa on his Christmas gift deliveries. The author thought there needed to be a variation on the old standard, “Twas The Night Before Christmas” and I think she has written one that is a keeper.

Elmer was Santa’s number one hard working elf. He kept the toyshop working well while keeping all in readiness for Santa’s Christmas Eve long trip around the world. But one Christmas Eve after Santa had taken off with his full load of gifts, Elmer discovered that he had missed placing one gift in Santa’s bag. This disturbed Elmer because he knew all the boys and girls were counting on Santa to deliver the toys they wanted so dearly. What to do?

The words in this book give a vivid detail of Elmer’s work running the workshop. I think the illustrations will draw any child to reading along with the book and describing to the reader each occurring action and of Santa’s travels. This is one of the best children’s books for Christmas I have seen.

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