BLOG TOUR: Steve the Christmas Elf by Billy Dunne (Author) and Ben Whitehouse (Illustrator)

“A humorous and heart-warming story about a little elf called Steve and a little girl called May, who help each other find their way.”

Steve the Christmas Elf, written by Billy Dunne and illustrated by Ben Whitehouse, follows an elf called Steve busy making toys in the North Pole for the big day, suddenly wonders: what if the children he’s making toys for don’t exist? It’s not like he’s ever seen them… So on Christmas Eve, Steve sneaks on board Santa’s sleigh, to find out the truth.

Rating:

Today is my stop on the Love Books Tours for this book. Thank you to Love Books and Buster Books for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

When I’m trying to find a Christmas book that I will be able to re-read to my boys at Christmas for years to come, I look for a story that’s enjoyable to read, that has a memorable main character, is full of festive cheer, and that has a heartwarming message that teaches an important lesson. Steve the Christmas Elf delivers all of this.

The story is told in rhyme which is always a bonus for me, as I love to re-read stories that I can easily get into the rhythm of. A fun book to read, this is definitely a story that will fill younger readers with joy and get them excited for Christmas Eve.

Teaching about the importance of kindness, it tells a valuable lesson that is told in an original way. And although the message could have been stronger with a few more pages, it’s easy for younger readers to understand and is the perfect message for Christmas time.

If you’re looking for a book to put in an advent calendar or your Christmas Eve box this year, Steve the Christmas Elf is a great addition to your Christmas collection.

Details:

Steve the Christmas Elf by Billy Dunne and Ben Whitehouse
Release Date: 14th October 2021
Print Length: 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Festive Fiction
Age: 2-5 years
Publisher: Buster Books

Buy on: Amazon

Synopsis:

A humorous and heart-warming story about a little elf who stops believing in the magic of Christmas and a little girl called May, who help each other find their way.

Steve the Christmas elf is in the North Pole, busy making toys for the big day. But he suddenly wonders: what if the children he’s making toys for don’t exist? Well, it’s not like he’s ever seen them…

Join Steve on a Christmas Eve adventure as he sneaks on board Santa’s sleigh, befriends a little girl who’s found herself on the naughty list and gets himself into a whole load of festive trouble.

About The Author:

Witty, handsome, charming, strong; Billy knows all these words, and more. He lives in Reading, England with his wife and son and sometimes writes children’s books.

Ben Whitehouse is an illustrator born and raised in Birmingham, UK. At the moment, he lives in Chepstow, Wales with his lovely girlfriend, Yvonne, and their crazy border collie named Sparrow. Ben has worked at Aardman features as an assistant animator. He has also worked in the animation industry as a character designer, animator and stop motion puppet maker before finding his happy feet within the world of illustration.

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