cover image ELTON THE ELF


Lisa Mallen, , illus. by Rogé. . Lobster Press, $12.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-1-894222-33-4

Elton the elf is lost, and has to travel through a year full of holidays before finding his way home. From piglets celebrating Valentine's Day to raccoons decked out for Halloween (no masks needed), Elton travels by taxi, scooter and a host of other vehicles before finally arriving at the North Pole (on skis), just in time to help Santa load the sleigh. Decked out in whimsical, bright-as-a-button acrylics, this tale sports a jolly premise just right for preschoolers to learn about the holidays. Ages 2-5. (June)