Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise by Alicia Richardson

Title: Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise
Author: Alicia Richardson
Illustrator: Don Seegmiller
Publisher: Els Mere Elves LC
Released: September 15, 2011



Kirby Puckernut is Santa’s cleverest little elf. While dreaming up marvelous toys for good girls and boys, Kirby has his best idea yet – a real elf in every home, all through the holidays, spreading Christmas Magic Santa finds the perfect family and allows Kirby to serve as the test elf for the first momentous visit. Fun and adventure are at every turn, but not everything goes as planned…Will Kirby’s idea be a success.

The illustrations in this Christmas book are delightful.  To me picture books need to have great illustrations and this one definitely does.

I read this book to my 7 year old and she liked it but didn’t love it.  There is quite a bit of writing on each page and a couple of times she got distracted before we finished the page. She and I were both expecting a different ending to the story.

This books has received lots of great reviews on both Amazon & Goodreads. There is a great message in this book and I’m sure it will be a hit with many families but for us it fell a little short of my expectations.  Although I admit I’m a tough critic when it comes to picture books.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Source: Review copy