A Wish for Elves (Hardcover)

By Mark Gonyea, Mark Gonyea (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805088144, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010



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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For A Wish for Elves

“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.” --Kirkus Reviews