Beyond the Elf on the Shelf: 2 New Books Encouraging Christmas Traditions
The Children’s Book Review | November 27, 2013
For those of you that love The Elf on the Shelf, and for those of you that don’t, we’ve got two new Christmas traditions for you to introduce to your family; both of which offer kids a tangible touching-allowed experience.
By Dan K. Beard, illustrated by Jenice Lan
In the true spirit of Christmas magic, author Dan Beard introduces families to a whole new tradition that involves an imaginative tale about Santa Claus and 15 magic self-stick bootprints for children to discover on Christmas morning. For every child who has ever wondered ‘how does Santa Claus remember where every child lives’ and ‘how will he find me,’ this could be the story that you’re looking for. Every child that celebrates Christmas has always hoped for a sighting of Santa Claus, this new tradition is the next best thing! After a holiday season of reading Santa’s Magic Bootprints, there is no doubt that young kiddos will be amazed by the tangible experience of actually spotting the glittering bootprints and holding them in their excited hands. Fun for the whole family.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: DBeard Creations | 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-0578110066
L. van King, illustrated by Chuck Gonzales
Got Dwarf? If having to move your family’s elf around each and every evening while your kids are sleeping, and the no-touching-the-elf rule is completely insufferable for the youngest members of your family, or the idea of an elf spying on the entire family just creeps you out, you may just enjoy this wicked little parody that comes as a book and plush gift set—children are encouraged to snuggle and play with the plush dwarf who likes to sleep in underwear drawers.
I’m the Dwarf in the Drawer,
And I lived here before . . .
Before that darn elf—
That insufferable bore!
Ages 5-99 | Publisher: Square Fish | October 1, 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-1250041432