The holiday season is officially upon us! The days will fly by, but I want to relish the excitement this holiday season. My daughter and I have been pulling all of the Christmas books we have out of the bookcases and organizing them so we can read at least one per day. I was excited to have the ability to add “Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise” to our bookcase. Written by Alicia Richardson and illustrated by Don Seegmiller, “Kirby Puckernut” is the story about Santa’s “cleverest little elf”. Kirby has an ingenious idea of sending a real elf to each and every home during the holidays in order to spread Christmas magic. Kirby is sent as the “guinea pig” to test out his idea.
My thoughts about the book:
My daughter loves this story. She particularly enjoyed the little letters that are written back and forth between Kirby and the children. I was first captured by the book’s illustrations, which are provided by Don Seegmiller. The illustrations are beautiful and add so much to this sweet story. This book has become a wonderful addition to our Christmas story collection.
More about the author: Alicia Richardson resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and four children. From Alicia: “This magical sotry came about when Santa sent one of his elves, Kirby Puckernut, to live in our home at Christmastime. Kirby was creative, very fun and persistent. It wasn’t enough for him to simply observe our family and help deliver my children’s gifts – he wanted to get to know them”. You can read more about Alicia Richardson on her author page or at www.kirbypuckernut.com.
*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.