Kid’s Book Review: There’s No Such Thing as Elves

Kid’s Book Review: There’s No Such Thing as Elves

About the Book and Author

A hide and seek festive picture book complete with shiny cover is the perfect bedtime story for the run-up to Christmas.
When a little boy is told there’s no such thing as elves, he doesn’t believe it for a second. Surely elves exist? After all, they’re always in Christmas books and films!
But if he has any chance of proving that elves are real, the little boy needs proof! And so starts a wonderful journey. So, do elves exist? You’ll have to read it to find out…

No Such Thing As Elves
Lucy Rowland

Lucy Rowland is an award-winning picture book author and a children’s speech and language therapist.
Lucy’s delightful picture books have become firm favourites with young children in the UK and around the world, many of them having been translated into several languages.

​Katy Halford  is a children’s book illustrator who studied Illustration at Loughborough University and went on to study teaching at Birmingham University. She was an art teacher for many years until one day she had a light bulb moment and decided to focus on her true passion, children’s book illustration. Shortly after this she signed with her agent in 2017 and since then has drawn lots of pictures for books (picture books, young fiction and non fiction). ​​​​​​​

Book Review

It's a really nice story and lovely illustrated book with lots going on on each page for us to talk about

Edith really enjoyed this book and it really got her into the Xmas spirit ready for her elf arriving and doing lots of cheeky things. She couldn’t believe that children didn’t believe in elves and she was really excited to read this book and to find the elves hiding on each page. At the end she said ‘ I knew they were real Mummy’.

I really enjoyed reading this with Edith as it’s a really nice story and lovely illustrated book with lots going on on each page for us to talk about and finding the elf even challenged me on some pages.

A lovely Christmas book with a nice story and looks of lovely pictures and talking points. Ideal for a pre Christmas book or gift.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and outdoor play
  • Dislikes: the dark and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges
  • Favourite Song: Miss Polly had a Dolly
  • Favourite Film: Spiderman