Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jolly the Elf Book Review & Give-a-way...


We started a tradition a few years ago at Christmas time by bringing Jolly the Elf into our home! If you guys haven't heard of this Christmas story you must check it out!

Jolly the Elf is a beautiful Christmas story for all ages, now available as a children's book written by Jo Shepherd Ripley with illustrations by John C. Blackford.


Jolly is an elf who knew Santa was in trouble. How could he find time to make all the toys AND visit the boys and girls to remind them to be kind and on their best behavior? Santa wondered what in the world he would do!

That's when Jolly the Elf had a pretty good idea. He talked to Santa about having some of the elves visit the children's homes from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas Eve - before returning to the North Pole to help Santa and the other elves load the sleigh with all of the wonderful toys they made. "WOW, thanks Jolly," Santa said, "that is a fantastic plan!"


So there you have it, Jolly is an elf sent by Santa and brought into your home from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Jolly is "magical" and can not be touched! We brought Jolly the Elf into our home 2 years ago and what a fun story this is to read to the boys. What fun it is to have Jolly keeping an eye on our kids and reporting their behavior each day to Santa! Not only does Jolly watch the boys he is also there for them to talk to! They tell him what they would like for Christmas, tell him why they deserve gifts, tell him why they think they are good or bad etc...

The boys get so excited when they get up each morning because Jolly is magical and "flies" to a new location for the day and they have to figure out where he is watching them from! I love that they believe Santa sent him as his little helper to watch over them and report back to him! It really makes them think twice about what they are doing, and when they are misbehaving we tell them "Jolly the Elf is watching you and will tell Santa if you're not good" and they change their attitudes in a hurry! Oh if Jolly could stay all year, ha!


We have really enjoyed this tradition and the boys never get tired of reading Jolly the Elf storybook! Every year we look forward to Jolly's arrival at Thanksgiving and are sad to say goodbye to him on Christmas Eve as we know that he has to return to the North Pole to help Santa load gifts and deliver them to children around the world!

I'm excited to tell you that one lucky reader is going to win their own copy of Jolly the Elf and it's actually autographed by "Jolly" himself and the author, Jo Shepherd Ripley!


If you don't win, I encourage you to get this book for your family and start a wonderful tradition like we have! This would also make a fun gift to give this year!

To purchase your own copy and to purchase Jolly the Elf or his sister Jollyette please visit:


WWW.JOLLYTHEELF.COM


*GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE*

Jo Shephered Ripley the author of Jolly the Elf has generously offered 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win their very own copy of this book which is also autographed by her and "Jolly" himself!

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Rules: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends December 15th at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

(I want to thank Jo Shepherd Ripley for sending my family a copy of her wonderful story to enjoy!)


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