An Elf Dog puppy, separated from his family on Christmas Eve, tries to find his way home. In the process, he discovers what families are, in part, through celebrating other holidays throughout the year.
A great Christmas book with year-round reading value.
Our preschooler found the lost dog appealing and his search to get home and learning what home is to be relatable.
I found this to be a good book to launch conversations about being lost and about family, as well as Christmas and other holidays.
Although this is a holiday book, the nature of Elf Dog's adventures make fun reading any time of year.
Aside from the obvious (holiday traditions and family), this book offers opportunities for talking about being lost and developing a "response plan."
7 to 10
4 to 8
Read to a 3½-year-old child.
Buy this book to have out anytime your kids talk about Christmas and other holidays.