The Elf on the Shelf

Book review by Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Hit holiday book fun for kids but requires parent action.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

*chefs kiss*

It’s really good novel with incredible writing and representation of the Colombian culture.
age 2+


We have been doing this since my oldest was almost 3. I take it out every year after Thanksgiving, we read the book and our elf "Riddle" finds a place to hide every night. The kids love it and it does give me that added "Riddle will tell Santa you're not behaving" bonus.

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