Beautiful paper, intricate bows, whimsical gift tags, colorful ribbons, all are the work of one of Santa's most creative elves, Shelley Wrapitup. Just as her name suggests, she wraps all the presents and puts the tags on good and tight, so Santa knows just where they go.

No matter the shape or size, every gift receives Shelley's special attention before loading it on Santa's sleigh. She's the person who always makes Christmas so much fun. Through colorful illustrations, rhyme, and alluring details, Shelley's book teaches your child to read in a fun and engaging way.

And even though Shelley can make a huge mess, she always cleans up after herself. And that is the message from Santa to your child at the end of Shelley's story.

About Santa's Elf Series(c) by the author, Joe Moore:

Even as I was writing the first novel in the Santa Claus Trilogy, I envisioned an entire world at the top of the globe. I knew the most die-hard believer in Santa Claus would realize that this magical gift-giver would need assistance in achieving his task at Christmas.

So I began to think about who these helpers were, and what their responsibilities to Santa might be. Then I started writing. And to my surprise, as I wrote, the stories came out of me in rhyme! The cadence and beat of the verses were lyrical. As I spoke to others, including a good many teachers and librarians, they told me this was the easiest way for children to learn and that I should keep the verses coming.

As Santa, I also heard from parents about their frustrations trying to instruct their children in the primary lessons of life; such as picking up after themselves, being polite, sharing, brushing their teeth, and so on. So I put a special message from Santa Claus at the end of each story about each of these lessons. Even complex problems like bullying, showing gratitude, and listening to elders get addressed in these books. It never hurts to learn these lessons throughout the year.

I wrote nearly 20 books in this series, each focusing on a particular elf and their role to Santa. My wife and illustrator, Mary, is doing her best to get these magical tales drawn and into your child's hands. Since she works so hard fully illustrating every page and includes elements like shapes, colors, and even geography, it takes her a little while to complete each book. We have a half dozen released and more "in the works."

I have already heard about new traditions started during Christmas with my Santa Claus Trilogy and families. I am hoping that these will also become part of your celebrations.

Make Santa's Elf Series(c) a new tradition for your family and collect the entire series. The following is a list of the currently published books in the series:

Santa's World, Introducing Santa's Elf Series

Jamie Hardrock, Chief Mining Elf

Shelley Wrapitup, Master Design Elf

Keeney Eagleye, Naughty/Nice List Manager

Sarah Buttons, Master Dollmaker

Ford MacHarley, Master Wheelsmith Award Winner