An Up-to-the-Minute Report from the Izzy Elf Section at the North Pole.
N.B. This blog has been temporarily commandeered by Deedy (Dorothea Jensen to you) for her Other Kind of Writing, but we Izzies will be back SOON!!!!!
(that's Dorothea Jensen to you) told us she is going to give away 20
free downloads of the Audible audiobook of Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf on Christmas Eve. She
plans to make a random selection from those who sign up to receive her
newsletter. There is a link to do this at the top of the column on the
right, but we'll put it on this page, too.
Here's our latest verse for counting down to Christmas Eve. We must
admit we filched it from our book trailer, but you must understand we
are VERY BUSY up here in the Izzy Elf Section of the North Pole right now. We
figured a shortcut might be OK. Once.
As the holiday season arrives at your places
Put smiles of delight on your progeny’s faces.
Just open our stories and read them aloud
They’re perfect for pleasing your family crowd!
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posted the above, we might as well post the whole trailer. Here it is.
(If it doesn't show up on your mobile device, just follow this Izzy Elves Trailer link to watch it.)
We Izzy Elves were nosing about this blog site and spotted the tiny little symbol shown above. We were intrigued. What could it mean?
We finally asked Deedy (that's Dorothea Jensen to you) who explained that it is a thingy used in filmmaking. (She should know, because her son, "Hawk", is a filmmaker.) She looked at it and figured out that it meant we can now post VIDEOS right here on our IzzyElfBlog.
So starting today, we are posting the "trailers" for all our stories.
Here's the first, for Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf. Woo hoo! (Please note, the video doesn't seem to show up on mobile devices. Sorry about that! If you want to watch it, follow this link: Tizzy on YouTube)
For those of you who don't know, Tizzy picks out books for children.
As Frizzy tells Blizzy in Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf:
“Well, don’t forget, Blizz, that’s his job,” Frizzy smiled. “Selecting the perfect Giftbooks for each child For Santa to bring in his sleigh Christmas Eve. To correctly select is hard work, I believe.”
Anyway, here is our Countdown Verse #4:
Only nine days remain until we are all done
And Tizzy is surely the busiest one.
For he has to do all his work in his head:
With thousands and thousands of books to be read!
You might have noticed that the first of our "advent" calendar poems we published yesterday was one day short of a regular advent calendar. That's because we Izzies are all about The Deadline, which for us is Christmas Eve. That is when we all stop working, help Santa load up the sleigh, and start celebrating.
This is not to say that we consider Christmas Day in any way unimportant! No sirree! Christmas Day is what gives all of us our purpose in life.
Having said that, back to the Christmas Eve Countdown! (Here's one about Blizzy!)