Opening Lines: By the candlelight, the shoemaker and his wife watched the two little elves dance merrily out of sight. The end.
Brief Summary: This sweet book is all about learning library manners. Skoob, the elf, has finished his work with the shoemaker and his wife and now has a new job in the library. His dream is to win the Golden Shelf Elf Award.
Why I Like This Book: Mostly I like this book because of the drawings. I think Rebecca is VERY talented. But I also like the way Jackie Mims Hopkins turned a potentially dull subject into a magical adventure. It’s the perfect way to remind young kids the importance of treating books with care and respect.
1. Scholastic has a lesson plan and a cute bookmark printable.
2. You can see the whole book in this video!
4. Grab this free colouring page and bookmark from Staying Cool in the Library.
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