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“A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.”
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. Although this is a holiday book, the nature of Elf Dog's adventures make fun reading any time of year.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 5 to 8
Age of Child: Read to a 3½-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler found the lost dog appealing and his search to get home and learning what home is to be relatable.
Adult Reader 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.
Pros: A great Christmas book with year-round reading value.
Borrow or Buy: Buy this book to have out anytime your kids talk about Christmas and other holidays.