As papa elf puts it in the movie Elf,
“There are only three jobs available to an elf.
The first is making shoes at night,
you can bake cookies in a tree
…The third job…it’s the profession that every elf aspires to. And that is to build toys in Santa’s workshop.”
What would the Christmas season be without Santa’s little helpers?
Here are my picks for books featuring these amazing little creatures:
starting with the classic:
The elves and the shoemaker
retold from the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Jim LaMarche
The cookie business was referring to the Keebler cookie company
and to be one of Santa’s little helper is in fact the most seeker job for an elf!
Here are my picks:
The Christmas Wish
by Lori Evert and photographs by Per Breiehagen
This beautiful story may be built on a familiar theme but its presentation through breathtaking photographs gives it a magical feeling
A Wish for Elves
By Mark Gonyea
Could there be too many elves?
The Little Red Elf
by Barbara Barbiori McGrath and illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
A cute adaptation of the Little Red Hen
E is also for Emerson, the main Character of the book:
The Lost Christmas Gift
by Andrew Beckham
This beautiful story grabbed my heart as soon as I started reading it. It is one story I chose to read slowly to make it last longer. This story was a Christmas gift written from a father to his son. It took 60 years to get to its destination. What a story it is!