About the Book
Rediscover the laughter and cheer of Buddy the Elf in this adorable picture book for readers of all ages!
Upon its release in 2003, Elf was an instant hit. Since then it has become one of the few films of the new millennium to earn a place in the pantheon of classic Christmas cinema. And now fans can enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming story in a whole new way!
Buddy the Elf has more Christmas spirit than anyone, but he’s never quite fit in with the other elves at the North Pole. That’s because he’s not an elf at all—he was mistakenly brought to Santa’s workshop as a baby. And the worst news is that his human father is on the Naughty List! Determined to bring his dad some holiday cheer, Buddy sets out for New York City, where he discovers the magic of revolving doors, unmasks a fake department store Santa, and works in a shiny mailroom. But when Santa encounters disaster delivering toys on Christmas Eve, can Buddy count on his new family to help him save the day?
Kim Smith’s adorable illustrations give a nostalgic feel to this modern holiday tale. Featuring all the iconic moments and laugh-out-loud lines from the film, this story of infectious joy in the face of cynicism is a must-have for all ages.
About the Author
Kim Smith is an illustrator from Calgary, Alberta. She has illustrated several children’s books including Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure (Sterling, 2015) Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Quirk Books, 2015). Her recent books include The X-Files: Earth Children are Weird (Quirk Books, 2017), The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Quirk Books, 2017). Kim lives in Calgary with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit Kim online at kimillustration.com.