Elf: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop Classics) - book cover
Holidays & Celebrations
  • Publisher : Quirk Books; Illustrated edition
  • Published : 06 Oct 2020
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN-10 : 1683692209
  • ISBN-13 : 9781683692201
  • Language : English

Elf: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop Classics)

Rediscover the laughter and cheer of Buddy the Elf in this adorable picture book for readers of all ages!

Buddy the Elf has more Christmas spirit than anyone, but he's never quite fit in with the other elves at the North Pole. Then Buddy learns that he's really a human-and his father is on the Naughty List! Determined to bring his dad some holiday cheer, he sets out for New York City. But when Santa encounters disaster 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.

Editorial Reviews

"The spirit of this hilarious and cheerful Christmas story is absolutely perfectly captured, and if you were looking for one book to place under the tree this year, this has to be it."-Dad Suggests

"Now little fans of the movie starring Will Ferrell can enjoy Buddy's antics in this picture book that follows the movie story faithfully."-Pioneer Press

Praise for other books in the Pop Classics series:
"Thanks to the delightful illustrations of Kim Smith, families can bond over the lovable alien and his friendship with Elliot in book form."-Jami Ganz, Entertainment Weekly, on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

"I was quickly won over by the charm of the writing and the awesome illustrations. Kim Smith's drawings have a distinctive style that imbues life into every single page."-Sweety High, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"A lovely trip down memory lane that you can share with your little ones."-Neatorama, on Back to the Future

"Smith's art is excellent. . . . Her illustrations do a terrific job summing up the key moments of the movie, creating a rich picture of what happens in the film in only 40 pages."-Comics Worth Reading, on The Karate Kid

"Kids will delight in the spooky-but goofy story and the surprise at the end, and parents will chuckle at this new take on an old favorite."-GeekDad, on The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird

"Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook offers all the fun of the original movie in a darling hardcover package whose read-aloud story teaches lessons about responsibility and the importance of family."-Pop Culture Insider, on Home Alone

Readers Top Reviews

diannaAlison Jenksbe
Cute but not the same as the original book from the movie. Truly falls short.
Elf is a Christmas tradition in our house. This year since we could not be together to watch it, I ordered this book for my daughter and her husband. As I watched the movie, I added notes to the book about some of our favorite scenes. They were very pleased when they received the book with my notations at Christmas.
E. Brown
We got this as our annual Christmas book purchase since we are big Elf fans. It is cute if you like book versions of your favorite Christmas movies. There were a couple things left out that I thought would have been good but book adaptations are never perfect--it is a fun read and satisfies the Elf book craving at Christmastime.
Im so happy that i went with this book. I was searching for this exact book and two others showed up and from the reviews on those they were not what you would expect it to be. Elf is my favorite movie and i watch it all year long. I love books and wanted to have this to read to my sons, found it here for cheaper than thriftbooks, it arrived on time and in obvious new condition and had that lovely new book smell. I love the illustrations on both the front and the back. The story is a tad different than the movie and i dont feel as though they ruined anything, Its a great buy and kids will want to read it all December!
My kids adore Buddy the elf and his enchanting adventure story. They’re elementary aged. Seeing them snuggled up on the couch older one reading to younger one and acting out the speech bubbles is priceless. They know the movie well and do not say anything about missing every single detail from the movie. They instead focus on the part when Buddy leaves the North Pole and have Mr. Narwhal’s voice down pat. Then, they enjoy reading the story verbatim as Buddy tells his story… they just giggle and enjoy the giant book in their tiny little hands. The laughter and cheer this book brings is beyond words. If you are seeking a sweet story for Christmas snuggle time, this is it. If movie-perfect illustrations and storyline details need be present, this is not it. It is just right… for us.