Book Review: Elma the Elf and the Tinsel-Tastic Sled Zeppelin [Advent Book]


Title: Elma the Elf and the Tinsel-Tastic Sled Zeppelin
Author(s): Camilla Victoria Storm, Nick Simons
Genre: Middle Grade, Christmas
Publisher: Cranachan Publishing (Pokey Hat)
Publication date: Out now


Meet Elma the Elf: a chatterbox, an inventor and a pain in the Christmas pudding! Elma is about to start her dream job at Santa’s Toy Factory. But all is not well in the Arctic Circle… Santa is missing and there’s only one mangy reindeer left—Comet!

Can Elma and Comet save Christmas? Where is Santa? How will the presents be delivered in time? Who’s the sinister fellow (with weird hair) sabotaging her plans? And just how cold does it have to be to freeze bogies?

— Taken from Cranachan Publishing


It’s only 4th November but I’ve already heard many times this week: “But it’s only November!”. I don’t care. I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of the year. I am going to hold off most of my Christmas posts until 1st December but this one cannot wait – and for good reason.

I’d like to introduce you to Elma the Elf and the Tinsel-Tastic Sled Zeppelin – an ADVENT BOOK. Yes, an advent book. Twenty-four chapters, one for each day of December until Christmas Eve.

There is nothing more terrifying than the idea of Santa going missing, but thankfully Elma the Elf is here to save the day, even if she does rub people up the wrong way in the process. This book is a truly fun adventure and brilliantly illustrated.

Carefully interlaced is a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and a feeling of magic and wonder. It’s not about stuff and things. It’s about coming together and giving people the chances and opportunities they deserve.

Although this book is primarily aimed at children, there is plenty to be enjoyed by the adults too – I am sure the subtle and playful innuendos will not escape their notice. There are some great ‘laugh out loud’ moments which just adds to its charm.

Ditch the chocolate this year and come together to enjoy this wonderful advent book*.

*Roachie’s Reviews and Cranachan Publishing are not responsible for overexcited children waking up at 4am on Christmas Day after reading this book.

Buy a copy of Elma the Elf and the Tinsel-Tastic Sled Zeppelin

If you’re thinking about buying this book please consider buying it directly from Cranachan Publishing. In doing so, you’ll help support an indie publisher and its authors.

You can get a signed edition which also comes with some bonus goodies or if you need more than one copy you can buy three for £15 which is an absolute bargain!

Many thanks to Cranachan Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book parcel

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