Elf Resorts to Stealing Back Toys in New Children’s Christmas Story by Joel Smith

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An angry elf decides to clean up neglected toys by stealing them from children in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. While helping Santa deliver toys on Christmas Eve, Antas gets angry when she sees toys that aren’t picked up and soon takes matters into her own hands.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Santa’s Secret Deal” by Joel Smith.

Parents will appreciate the book’s gentle lesson about children taking care of their toys with love.

The Grinch had nothing on Anastasia TasMerelda Claus, also known as Antas. According to the story in this new children’s book, the reluctant toy-making elf vows to change Christmas forever when she sees how children neglect – and even lose – her prized creations. There’s one big problem for all the residents of the North Pole if she goes through with her plan: Santa was hoping she would be his successor since she’s his younger sister.

“Santa’s Secret Deal” follows AnTas’ revenge as she takes away not just toys but Christmas lights, chocolate candies and even the story’s rhymes themselves as she creeps like a weasel from shadow to shadow. She’s so sneaky, she can even sneak up on herself. Her bad attitude leads her to draw her two favorite letters – T and M – on all the toys she makes. Things really progress once she’s in charge of Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. When one boy catches her in the act and apologizes for not picking up his toys, will she begin to understand the joy of Christmas?

Clever rhymes paired with Russell Maura’s colorful illustrations lend themselves to read-aloud sessions for anyone who loves toys with a passion. Parents will appreciate the book’s gentle lesson about children taking care of their toys with love. The book features a contract children can sign, agreeing to clean up and love their toys in exchange for AnTas not stealing them, backed up with signatures from AnTas, Rudolph and Santa and featuring the official seal of the North Pole. A portion of proceeds from the book will go to Toys for Tots.

Author Joel Smith is an Emmy award-winning television reporter from Maryland, where he reports on the morning news. He’s been reporting the news and sports around the country for the last 15 years. He also has been a public announcer for such teams at the Baltimore Blast, University of Maryland Terrapins, D.C. United, Baltimore Thunder, Baltimore Blast and Washington Warthogs. He and his wife have two young children.

For additional information, please visit http://www.SantasSecretDeal.com.

Santa’s Secret Deal
Joel Smith
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1458-6            
30 pages                 
$14.25 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

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