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đź’®Christmas Book Reviewđź’®: How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace; Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

christmas-tree_1f384 A bit late, but here is another Christmas-oriented book review!christmas-tree_1f384


Pages: 32
Genre: Children/Holiday
Publication Date:
 October 4, 2016
Themes: Christmas, Magic, Trickery


Elves are just as important to Christmas time as Santa is. After all, they are the ones who make the toys.

Come learn all the different ways children have tried to catch an elf in this humorous children’s book!

my review

This book is both cute and a bit crazy, which could be a good combination for children. As the small elf tries to escape every trap kids set, it’s hard not to laugh and shake your head.

I did enjoy most of the illustrations here. They were vibrant, sometimes a bit chaotic, and silly. Many children are sure to love the inviting and colorful pictures!

The plot was basic and there wasn’t any character or plot development. Of course, a book like this is meant to entertain more than learn from, but I always see a children’s book as an opportunity to teach something, and there wasn’t anything here.

It does seem a bit odd as to why an elf would be delivering presents with Santa. Also, I’m not sure if I like that Santa visits houses where kids are trying to trap him. It doesn’t seem like a nice way to treat Santa, however that may be part of the fun.

**SPOILER ALERT** No elf was caught, so the title is misleading.

Overall, this was definitely a book I can see children enjoying, but it isn’t one that can be used as a teachable tool.

My Rating3 stars


As I have read this book with some Kindergartners, I would say the primary grades (including preschool) would get a laugh out of reading this.

Was this a book of my choosing or one for review?
60 out of 50 books of my choosing for 2018!


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