So one so-called "improvement" Deedy (that's Dorothea Jensen to you) has made recently is re-doing the "End Matter" in our books. (We think the term sounds a little yucky, but she tells us this is the standard industry name for it.)
Anyway, we thought we'd post some of the E. M. for you all to see. Here it is! (Of course, we know all about what happens in these stories, and such short summaries leave out the drama, the cliff-hanging, and the romance. We Izzies love to read 'em, anyway!)
About the Izzy Elves Series
Dorothea Jensen has written four story poems about
Santa’s Izzy Elves and plans to write four more.
1. Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf
Two naughty boys sneak downstairs Christmas morning before their parents are up and find Tizzy, one of Santa's elves, packed inside one of their presents.Tizzy says Santa's sleigh is powered by the imaginations of children, and asks the boys to use their own imaginations to send him home. But how? (Mom’s Choice Award Winner, Juvenile Level 1 [Ages 5-8 Years], e-book category)
2. Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf
Blizzy (Tizzy's "favorite lass") is the only elf who notices that Tizzy is missing. When she starts asking her friends where he could be, however, they think she is just being a "worrywart". What Blizzy REALLY is, however, is very, very clever, and she alone just might figure out the mystery! (Mom’s Choice Award Winner, Juvenile Level 1 [Ages 5-8 Years], e-book category)
3. Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf
Dizzy (Tizzy’s best friend) eager to have an adventure of his own, sneaks aboard Santa’s sleigh. He literally drops into the bedroom of two little boys and the three of them share a wild joy ride that might be even more of an adventure than Dizzy was hoping for! (Story Monster Approved; Honorable Mention Purple Dragonfly Award – Picture Books 6 & Older)
4. Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf
Frizzy, the girl elf who styles the hair of Christmas dolls, misses them badly when Santa takes them away to deliver to children. She changes her job so she won’t miss the toys she works on. It doesn’t work out the way she planned! (Winner, Children/YA Category, Red City Review Book Awards; Winner, Santa Choice Award)
Watch for Bizzy, the Know-It-All Elf, coming in 2016!