(I wanted to create that tradition in my family but for various reasons never did…)
The delightful children’s book The Great PJ Elf Chase is a story about a family that has that tradition.
Here’s the plot . . . .
Meet the Taylor family. While the boys take their baths on Christmas Eve, Santa’s elves deliver new pajamas outside the bathroom door.
The brothers want to catch the elves who deliver the pajamas. They know the elves are sneaky and quick. Nobody has ever seen them.
The brothers want to change that. They can be sneaky, too. They want to catch the elves.
They set traps and even enlist McGee, their pet dog, with the hope that he will bark if he sees or hears anything suspicious.
Then come all of their escapades!
After the bath, they do find their pajamas. But the elves made a mess in the boys’ bedroom. The boys are off to check their traps.
I’m not gonna tell! You’ll have to read it to find out.
The authors, Judy Voigt and Karen LoBello, are former teachers. They wrote the rhyming children’s picture book (for children ages 3 to 10) based on their own family tradition.
The book is a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree, a Readers’ Favorite five-star review recipient, and a 2014 finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.
The book is available as a paperback, hardcover, and Kindle version. The paperback and Kindle version are available on Amazon.
They authors are currently running a special for the hardcover and activity book. You can get both of them for $22.95 on their website.
They also have a few activities on their website — coloring pages, finding the candy cane that is different, decorating a Christmas tree, and finishing a picture of Santa.
I will be giving away a copy of this book to one of my lucky readers Whoopee!
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment and mention one of your family’s Christmas traditions.
The giveaway will go until midnight on October 23.
I will announce the winner on October 24.
You could start a great tradition with your grandchildren of reading this book to them during the Christmas holiday season. I can see it now — grandma snuggling with grandchildren on the couch, reading the book, and nibbling cookies. Sipping a cup of hot cocoa would be good, too!
So, post a comment to enter to win your copy of this fun children’s book.