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Squidge: Little Elf, Big Trouble [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Thomas , James Lightfoot
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Who ever heard of an elf saving Christmas?

Squidge is a little elf who wants to do what the bigger elves do. When he takes matters into his own hands and causes a disaster in Santa's workshop, Squidge runs away... and ends up going further than he would ever have dreamt. Can such a little elf save Santa and Christmas?


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About the Author

teacher, has been a working with children for the past decade, making up stories and sharing them with his class. He has written the 'Squidge' series of books and continues to add to the story of this little elf with a big personality. He lives in London, England, with his wife and son. The first Squidge was made free in January 2011 and has been in the top 10 in the Amazon bestseller list. The second book is now steadily climbing the charts and is soon to be joined by three more books before Christmas 2011.

Product Details

  • File Size: 233 KB
  • Print Length: 12 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Proving House; 1 edition (November 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CRTE36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cute children's book February 21, 2011
By Allison
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This is a cute Christmas story about a little (young) elf who wants to be grown up. He sneaks back in to the toy room when the grown-ups have gone, in order to prove his grown-up abilities. Needless to say, the results aren't exactly as planned. Our dear little elf must decide - stay and fess up to the problems or run. Which does he pick? What are the results? Let's just say Santa *always* knows who has been naughty or nice.

The book does have some cute pictures, but is certainly not predominantly pictures. It is an appropriate length, and of light enough content to make a pretty good bedtime story. I'd guess a 4 to 5 year old would be the best age range for the book.

Text to speech: if you are used to listening to the TTS it isn't bad, but there are a number of places where backquotes are used and the TTS voice says the word "backquote" each time. That might be distracting to your younger listeners.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK, I guess February 19, 2011
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Cute pictures are the main thing this book has going for it. The story itself is kind of insipid. My 6 year old liked it ok, and he is more the target audence. Mostly I'm glad I did not pay for it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Too big for your britches April 15, 2011
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Squidge is set for youth ages 4-8, and the next time my god children come over I plan to have them read it to me and ask if they like it. As an adult I can see where a child would be entertained by the story, the pictures are clear and the story is about what someone in that age group can identify with.
The theme of the story is when we make mistakes we cannot run and hide from them we have to stand up and face the consequences. A much needed concept for our children today. An underlining theme stay a child for as long as you can, because when you try to grow to fast you make mistakes moving in a larger world.

Missy
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overused plot and not very well written July 3, 2013
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The elf child does something wrong and instead of owning up to it, runs away, and hides in what turns out to be Santa's sack. The elf 'redeems' himself by saving Santa from a snowman with a karate kick to the snow man. The disobeying and then running away plot is overused in a lot of self-published children's books. The whole first part of the story about the toys being manufactured factory-style instead of hand-made by elves was dull to my grandkids. Hard to get them to make it to the end of the story. I thought the karate kick to the snow man was ridiculous but it was funny to them and actually the only part of the book they responded to.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough pictures November 19, 2012
By Paula
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For an e-book, I expect better illustrations. The story was cute, but there were hardly any pictures, which isn't very much fun to read to a 3 year old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute! May 14, 2013
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My 3-year old grandson loved this book and asked a lot of questions about why the elf did the things he did. He also loved the pictures. This is a great little read for a child.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There's not much to it. December 9, 2012
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I chose this rating because this was a short, interesting story, but it didn't have much to it. Squidge hides in Santa's sack, but what else is there? Not a lot. Not a big adventure, it surely didn't live up to my expectations of "Big Trouble". The person I was reading it to got bored and didn't pay attention.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute for the kids, all too true for grown ups... November 24, 2012
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I read this too my 3 yr old who sat quietly for the most part, he just couldn't help yelling out "Squidge" now and then. The elf's name amused him the most, but I think the story was quick but entertaining for both of us.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cute book.
Published 7 days ago by Sherri A. Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars I
This book was amazing and My son loves it. Andrew Thomas should be proud of himself. Go Little elf, big trouble
Published 19 days ago by I
5.0 out of 5 stars Squidge: little elf big trouble
I loved reading this book because it was so funny and sad because that the sqidge was sad because of the other elf.
Published 24 days ago by Keusi L Pannell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kids will love it
Published 1 month ago by Monika
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kids loved it
Published 1 month ago by Michael S Manker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 1 month ago by Larry M. Buhler
4.0 out of 5 stars cute and creative
I liked the story. It was a new twist on and old tale. A fun book for the kids and me.
Published 1 month ago by Robert E Mittuch Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Squidge saves the day
My kids enjoyed the adventure of Squidge and how he helped Santa save the day. Good read for young kids.
Published 1 month ago by Jumbodog1
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I think the book was good I love the small elv . He seems so curiouce .I love how they illustrated the book it is cool and I loved how the town looked it looked so beautiful. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gloria Rueda
4.0 out of 5 stars better than mediocre
Charming story about an elf who wants to be a gown elf. He breaks a machine as he is trying to help in the workshop and runs to hide in Santas magic bag. Read more
Published 2 months ago by H. Temple
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