Elf Dog

Summary:

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.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

A great Christmas book with year-round reading value.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler found the lost dog appealing and his search to get home and learning what home is to be relatable.

Parent Reaction

I found this to be a good book to launch conversations about being lost and about family, as well as Christmas and other holidays.

Type of Book:
Although this is a holiday book, the nature of Elf Dog's adventures make fun reading any time of year.
Educational Themes:

Aside from the obvious (holiday traditions and family), this book offers opportunities for talking about being lost and developing a "response plan."

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read to a 3½-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy this book to have out anytime your kids talk about Christmas and other holidays.

Title Elf Dog
About
Author Pamela Woods Redmon
Publisher Antsy Aunts, LLC © 2004
Illustrators Debbie LaFrance
ISBN 0976076705
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Adventure, Life Lessons, Holidays, Religion
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