Teach your child about the magic of Christmas with this cute “Elf on the Shelf” hardcover book, and scout elf toy. The whole package comes in a collectible storage box. In the 1970’s “Elf on the Shelf” author, Carol Aebersold, put a fresh new spin on the Christmas elf tradition with her storybook, “The Elf on the Shelf”. According to the “Elf On the Shelf” story, each family gets a personal scout elf who watches over children as Christmas approaches and reports back to Santa every night about whether the children are being good or bad. The elf only goes off to report when he’s sure the children are asleep. Parents can send requests to Santa by talking to the elf and asking him to send on their message. Children are taught that if they touch an elf, he’ll lose his Christmas elf magic. Hiding the scout elf toy that comes with this book is a great way to bring the Christmas story to life for kids, and makes a fun game of hide and seek. Each morning the elf is hiding in a new place. Because kids aren’t supposed to touch elves, they won’t be able to tell it’s a toy, and the magic of “Elf On the Shelf” will stay alive. Be sure to give your elf a name – according to the book, an elf is only granted its elf magic when a family adopts it and names it. The “Elf on the Shelf” book and scout elf come in a collectible storage box. Every order comes marked with “Special Delivery” from Santa’s Workshop.