The book Memoirs of an Elf tells how Santa stays on schedule delivering presents around the world on Christmas Eve. This Christmas-themed book, written by Devin Scillian and illustrated by Tim Bowers, is written from the perspective of Spark, Santa's head elf, as he delivers an hour-by-hour report of his Christmas Eve adventures with Santa. This 21st-century elf uses a GPS and a smartphone to text, take "elfies", and communicate with the North Pole. Apparently, keeping Santa on schedule is a tough job, especially with all the snacks there are to eat and dogs there are to play with at houses along the way. The book is also filled with little known facts, including that "Santa loves dogs and dogs love Santa." Despite Spark's worries, all the presents are delivered on time, but when Santa and the elves return to the North Pole, they find a stowaway dog named Tugboat hiding in the toy bag. They have to get Tugboat back home before his loving family's Christmas is ruined.
This is a cute story that does a good job of mixing a classic Christmas tale with the high-tech world children may be used to. Each of the book's 32 pages is full of bright and colorful illustrations.
Memoirs of an Elf is for ages 5 and up.
This hardcover book is also available as an ebook.
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