Frizzy the S.A.D. Elf (book review)

Frizzy the S.A.D. Elf (Santa’s Izzy Elves #4) was written by Dorothea Jensen.  It is the 4th book in her Santa's Izzy Elves series.  This book tour was organized by Mother Daughter Book Reviews.  I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review.  All opinions are my own.

About the book:

Frizzy-the-S.A.D.-Elf-coverSanta’s Izzy Elves stories are not your usual picture books – older kids who enjoy playing with words and rhythmical verse will love them, too. One reason for this is that although their stories are told in verse echoing the famous 19th century poem: A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLAS, Santa’s Izzy Elves are definitely 21st century, with electronics galore!

FRIZZY, THE S.A.D. ELF is the fourth of these poetic tales. In this story, Frizzy, one of Santa’s Izzy Elves, styles the hair of Christmas dollies, but misses them dreadfully when Santa takes them away on Christmas Eve. (She suffers from S.A.D.: Seasonal Affection Distress.) Frizzy decides she needs to change her job so she doesn’t get so attached to the toys she works on. She starts making something completely different but soon finds that her plan isn’t going to work out exactly as she intended!

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My review:

A cute story of a little girly elf figuring out how to be true to herself.  With the help of her friend Dizzy and Santa Frizzy is able to figure out the best way to be a happy little elf all year long (even while giving her beloved toy creations away).

I loved the story told in rhyme.  My 6 year old is LOVING poems right now... so I know this is going to be an absolute hit this Christmas.

About the author:


Dorothea Jensen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Carleton College, and a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico. She is the author of The Riddle of Penncroft Farm, an award-winning novel for young readers about the American Revolution. Named an International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choice Selection soon after publication, it is read in schools throughout the United States. More recently, Riddle earned a first prize in the historical fiction category of the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Award, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published an e-book edition in 2014, twenty-five years after its original release.
Deedy recently completed A Buss From Lafayette, another historical novel for middle graders. She is now working on a new story, set in seventeenth century Massachusetts, called A Scalp on the Moon.The fifth Izzy Elf story, featuring Bizzy, is also in the works.
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