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The Elf off the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Gone Bad Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 18, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (October 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440527911
  • ASIN: B007K4GSGE
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,434,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About Horace the Elf
Horace has been a professional elf for more than 250 years. Before being sent out to spy on and judge small children, he worked the assembly line in Santa's Workshop. He currently lives in his mother's basement in the North Pole. Though he's hoping with the residuals from this story he can finally buy a place of his own.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By M. G. Gagliano VINE VOICE on December 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I am a huge fan of parodys and this did not disappoint. This year, my friends have all been talking about their Elf on A Shelf. Them and their kids are having a blast with it. My kids just today asked for one. Hopefully I can get one on clearance this year for next. We shall see.

Imagine what your elf does when you are not around. Well, Horace drinks the spiked egg nog, tries to get in bed with Barbie, friends a nutcracker and tells him he has the worst job (why would you put nuts in your mouth?) Becomes a cat toy and hates his name all before high tailing it out of the house and heading for somewhere nice!

This is fun book and makes a great gift especially if you have an Elf on the Shelf in your family. The adults will secretly chuckle when they think about their elf!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By B. Macmanus on December 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Okay, so a few years ago, "The Elf On The Shelf" was a huge hit, and we caught on and did it this year. The kids actually now go to the Elf, "Mr. Jangles" and tell on one another instead of running to mommy or daddy. I love the idea, and the kids get a kick out of trying to be the first one to find Mr. Jangles in the morning (slippery sucker tends to move at night). THIS book, however, is a great parody for adults and if you don't have kids around, a great coffee table book for the holidays. No, this is not a "sweet and innocent" type book, but it intentionally pokes fun at the latest Christmas tradition in an adult fashion. The trick is to keep it away from the kiddos!
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Fieriee on November 24, 2012
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The book is hilarious. And I wasn't at all disappointed when it didn't include a green elf because NO WHERE IN THE LISTING IS IT EVER EVEN SUGGESTED THAT IT INCLUDES ONE! Just as described, this is NOT a children's book!! I got exactly what I was promised when I bought it, and as someone who has had a "scout elf" for the last five years, this book was a lot of fun. Very highly recommended for PARENTS!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M3 K1d on August 29, 2013
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I thought this was a humorous take on the Elf On The Shelf. And yes, this book is for the older crowd and not for young readers. Maybe more suited for teens and adults.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Cowdrey on January 22, 2013
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This is a great gift if you know someone that is tired of finding hiding places for that annoying little elf! The person I gave it to thought it was great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ELMO on September 1, 2013
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This book is a "must have" for adults. Not meant for young children. Hilarious !!!!! I totally would recommend this book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JOYCIE on January 2, 2012
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My sister in law has a warped sense of humor and picks out the funniest fables and books. I picked this out to return the favor. She laughed and now has it sitting on her mantle along her Elf on the shelf book. I think it could of rhymed a little better but there were some really cute laughable parts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. E. Kriss on January 26, 2014
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It is a fun book with even gunner ideas for our "Bob", as my daughter is getting older. My husband just loved the book and ideas. It has him trying to outdo the books ideas, and now he is a part of the fun!
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