As some of you may know, my job at the North Pole is to pick out Giftbooks for Santa to bring each child for Christmas. I take great pride in my work, matching each child to books he or she will LOVE FOR A LIFETIME. After all, Santa himself is a huge fan of books:
He said that a book gives your very thoughts wings,
That carry you off to see wonderful things,
That lift you aloft, throughout time, throughout space
To every era and every place!
(That's an actual quote from the Mom's Choice AWARD-WINNING story about me, called Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf. You may have noticed the cool MCA Emblem on my hat.)
But what's the problem, you well may ask?
My problem is that I have what grownups call a Conflict of Interest. In my ♡ I know that millions and millions of children would LOVE to read the Izzy Elves books about me and my friends, Blizzy and Dizzy. The words in them just dance along in rhyme, and the stories are just GRIPPING. But even so, I have to say that I am a little uncomfortable picking out these Giftbooks for specific children and putting them into Santa's pack. Even though they are the very best choice! Am I being self-centered, sending them Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf? And Blizzy is my girlfriend and Dizzy my best friend. Is it too much of an ego trip for me when I select their stories for Santa to deliver, even though I know kids will love 'em?
I just don't know.
If your children could put our books on their Wish Lists in their letters to Santa, I would feel much better about this Whole Situation. Or you can help them put our books on their ONLINE wishlists at Amazon or BarnesandNoble.com or wherever. Santa keeps track of those, too, of course. (In case you're wondering, we Izzies are very up to date on internet stuff. Did you notice I'm elfblogging? Enough said.)
The names of the books again?
Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf (Recipient of the Mom's Choice Award)
Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf (Recipient of the Mom's Choice Award)
Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf
Here are pix of 'em.
Dorothea Jensen (Deedy to us elves) says she will forward any messages to me that you send to her website at dorotheajensen.com. (Parents and grandparents can actually order them from that website, too.)
Hope to hear from you soon! Christmas is coming!!!!
Now back to work.