Archive | December 2, 2019

We’re going on an Elf Chase

We're going on an Elf Chase

We’re going on an Elf Chase


We’re going on an Elf Chase

Martha Mumford

Laura Hughes

Bloomsbury, 2019

24pp., pbk., RRP $A12.99


We’re going on an elf chase.
Come and join the fun.
Can we catch them all?
Run, run, run!

Four bunnies set off on a jolly Christmas lift-the-flap adventure to find ten little elves hidden under the flaps. You’ll have to run, run, run if you’re going to catch them all! And there are lots of obstacles along the way, from clippy-cloppy reindeer to roaring polar bears and flippy-flappy penguins. But if you do catch them, there is a lovely surprise waiting.

With its rhythm from the rhyme and repetitive text of this delightful story and lots of flaps to peek under, this will be a popular Christmas Countdown read for little ones.  Apart from the things hidden under the flaps, there is a lot of detail to explore in the pictures, perhaps starting a conversation about winter scenes that will be unfamiliar to most young Australian readers and even an explanation of why Christmas is in winter in some parts of the world.