When a jealous elf, who reluctantly makes toys for others, sees exactly how kids neglect and lose her prized creations ... she vows to change Christmas forever. But here's the REALLY bad news: This elf is Santa's hand-picked successor, and his very own...kid sister.
It's a rhyming romp from the North Pole to every home in the world. No toy is safe when "AnTas" ( Anastasia TasMerelda Claus) is at the helm of Santa's sleigh. Yet it's not just toys. Christmas lights, chocolate goodies and eventually even the rhymes themselves are taken away from the children (and the reader). By the end, it's only a brave boy, and two letters from the alphabet that give Christmas a second chance. This interactive story allows parents to teach a lesson about responsibility that goes far beyond the pages of the
book. And after reading it, kids can decide if they are bold enough to sign the deal too.
Joel D. Smith is a father and Emmy award winning TV reporter from Maryland, where he works on the morning news. This story was actually written in between "liveshots" in Baltimore. "Joel D." has spent the last 15 years in various parts of the country reporting news and sometimes sports. He's enjoyed a long career of public address announcing as well; for teams like the Baltimore Blast, and University of Maryland Terrapins (his alma mater). When he's not chasing down stories in the Baltimore area, Joel D. is usually with his wife,
chasing their two young children. Joel D. Smith www.SantasSecretDeal.com