Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Adam Wallace
Illustrator: Andy Elkerton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Children set up traps to try and catch the sneaky Christmas elf, but he is too quick. He dodges and escapes with ease, all while delivering presents. The traps become more and more elaborate, but the elf escapes them all. Santa and his elf go into a grocery store to deliver gifts, but a trap is laid. An avalanche of food and a dinner cannon attempt to take them down. Does this catch Santa and his elf? No sir. They fly out of the store and continue with their work.
How to Catch an Elf is a funny, creative, and unpredictable story about the adventures of Santa and his elf that will get the reader excited for Christmas. This book is appropriate for children of all ages, and adults who don’t take themselves too seriously. The illustrations leave the reader in awe and wanting more, while cleverly placed rhymes and plot twists move the reader through the story. Every page is filled with beautiful designs that make the reader feel a part of the scenery.