First the reindeer rebelled--now it's the elves' turn! This fun follow-up to The Great Reindeer Rebellionis as over-the-top entertaining as its forerunner.
'Tis the month before Christmas, and things aren't great. The elves are complaining, “We're all running late!” The candy-cane twister needs major repairs; there's not enough cotton to stuff the toy bears. The North Pole's in trouble: Santa MUST find out why.
Told in fun rhyme and featuring embossed, spot-glossed pages, this holiday-bright book takes kids on an undercover mission with Santa himself--and gives them an inside peek at what REALLY goes on in the elves' workshop.
Santa Claus (or at least author Norman) has been watching Undercover Boss. When things start to go awry at the toy workshop in the weeks before Christmas, Santa disguises himself as an elf to investigate: “I’ll search all about,/ in this cap and goatee,/ for trouble the elves/ might not share when I’m me.” Turns out that “an extra-long ‘nice’ list” and some overdue R&R are to blame: cue the massages, yoga classes, and “ho ho” jokes (the North Pole equivalent of knock-knock jokes). Norman’s verse tips its hat to Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas,” and Ho’s sunny cartoons are further enhanced by embossing and glossy accents. Ages 4–7.