What Are Santa’s Elves Made of? by Becky Davies, illustrated by Louise Anglicas


What Are Santa’s Elves Made of? by Becky Davies, illustrated by Louise Anglicas. Little Tiger Press, 2021, 9781680106985

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Format: Board book

Genre:  Humor

What did you like about the book? This is the perfect book to read to start the holiday season. Children always have questions about the who, what, when and whys of life. There is no exception to this rule even when it comes to Santa’s elves. The book explores all the magical things that Santa’s elves are made of. Some of the elves are made with powdered sugar, gingerbread, candy canes and even a little sparkle. All of these things are what make elves so magical. The book’s illustrations are bright and colorful. The images look like digitized water color paintings of elves and other Christmas holiday decor. 

Anything you didn’t like about it? No 

To whom would you recommend this book?  This book is for the inquisitive 3-year-old child who is really getting into the magic of the Christmas holiday. 

Who should buy this book? Daycares and early intervention centers 

Where would you shelve it ? Board books or picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No 

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Rose Metayer, Boston Latin School, Boston MA

Date of review: September 24, 2021 

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