Twelve Days of Elfin #Blogmas Day 4


Today’s #Blogmas post is a review of Twelve Days of Elfin by Melanie Chambers.

This is the story of a little boy who becomes friends with an elf; soon they are best friends!

The elf and the boy go on adventures together, creating wonderful magical things that every child would love to experience.

Keep the magic of Christmas alive for your little ones with this delightfully festive story by author and mum Melanie Chambers, to help create magical times together, with lots of fun and happy memories, for parents and children everywhere.


During December we make a special effort to read a Christmas related book every day; so when I was offered the chance to review a new Christmas book I jumped at the chance.

Twelve Days of Elfin by Melanie Chambers is a little different from the books we already have in our collection. Not only is it a story but each day has a Christmas craft/activity to try.

It’s ideal to read one chapter a day and then attempt the activity (although we may have to wait until the weekend to try them). There are twelve different activities including Christmas banana bread, marshmallow snowmen, Christmas cards and wrapping paper and paper snowflakes. We haven’t attempted any of the activities just yet and some may be a little difficult for my two who are 5 and 3.

I really liked this book and it will be a perfect addition to our advent books for years to come. It’s full of Christmas activities as well as a beautiful story about Ruben James and Elfin.

The book is quite floppy and more like a magazine but this works to it’s advantage when trying to follow in the instructions for the activities as it lays flat.

The story follows a young boy called Ruben, who meets Elfin. Ruben mistakenly thinks Elfin is a toy doll until he speaks. We follow the two of them over the 12 days in the run up to Christmas in this lovely heart warming story.

The illustrations are lovely and bright and full of Christmas spirit.


If you would like to get yourself a copy of Twelve Days of Elfin then you can get it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

And why not have a look at the other blogs taking part in the tour.

About the Author

Melanie Chambers was born in Bristol, and had a troubled childhood. She was only diagnosed with dyslexia a few years ago on a British Sign Language course.

Melanie has been inspired by her own children to write books for that age group, due to their limitless imaginations.  

With her younger daughter also being an arts and crafts fan and with Christmas being a favourite holiday it made sense to combine them into a her first book; The Twelve Days of Elfin.


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