A Wish for Elves
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
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The holiday season can be stressful, even for a kid. But when one boy makes a wish for a little holiday help, he gets more than he bargained for. And what will Santa do without his elves? Mark Gonyea uses comic-strip styling to great effect in this clever picture book.
Mark Gonyea is the author and illustrator of A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists, A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good, and Another Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Bad. He was born in upstate New York and spent most of his childhood consuming cartoons, video games, and monster movies.
A limited palette of reds, greens and yellow and simple shapes provide a sharp, contemporary look that will appeal to older children with limited reading skills.