Squidge by Andrew Thomas


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?

Details Squidge

Release DateNov 17th, 2010
PublisherProving House
GenreChildrens, Holiday, Christmas

Reviews Squidge

  • Melki
    Squidge is a little elf who can't wait to grow up. He stows away in Santa's sack and somehow winds up saving Christmas. The story starts with a terrific poem about how elves used to make toys, but now must make "new-fangled things, with screens all aglow." This was so good, I wish the entire book had been told in rhyme. Squidge's adventure makes for a cute little tale, but alas, it's probably NOT destined to be a holiday classic.
  • Dee
    This cute Christmas story will get lots of chuckles from your little ones. Squidge is a cute little elf who just wants to be big enough to help in Santa’s workshop. When he tries to surprise the big Elves by showing them he can help, things don’t go as planned and little Squidge ends up on an unexpected adventure with Santa.I had so much fun reading this to my 4-year-old. It’s cute, funny and modern enough that kids can relate to it. The pi...
  • Scott Collins
    Although it didn't really do anything for me, I bought this for my two small boys and they really seemed to enjoy it. It's short, but was a fun read that gave me the opportunity to speak with them about taking responsibility for one's actions. Good moral, pleasant read. Definitely for small children.
  • Sally Hannoush
    This children's book is a good spin on saving Christmas for Santa. Modern language and illustrations will allow kids these days to enjoy the story more-I think.
  • Michelle Wiles
    I downloaded this free ebook as a bit of a joke as my grandson was knicknamed Squidge before he was born. However, it was a delightful children's book.
  • Shentonta
    Great seasonal read, I read this to my 7 month old grand daughter. She loved the imagery. Will be reading this one again and again to her though the holiday season.
  • Casandra McCann
    Cute story, bad development. Plot jumped around to much for me, but I think kids will love this.
  • james morgan
    Very good story.the kids loved it they love still Christmas stories this one just became my youngest new favorite bed time story
  • Julie Evans
    Amazing!! Amazing story. A must read. Once you start reading it you can't stop. My mom or dad read this to me on Christmas eve and I love it. Highly recommend. 5* =five stars=*****
  • Melody L. Moris
    Good readGranddaughter enjoyed it. Even laughed when he listened to the voice that said run which is rare for her! Thanks for a fun book!
  • Calinda
    This is a train wreck of a kid's book. The story teaches no moral and is very superficial. The writing reads like a Nickelodeon cartoon (don't they get enough of the fluff on TV?) The premise starts cute enough, with Santa's workshop modernized for the age of children asking for electronic toys, but then it doesn't capitalize on that unique idea that could have made an interesting story. The only thing resembling an antagonist in the story shows ...
  • Chris The Story Reading Ape
    Squidge is a fun character. Kids will enjoy him being naughty, but will also learn how he felt when he realised he was wrong to do what he did.See my review also at:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Squidge-Littl...http://www.amazon.com/Squidge-Little-...
  • Jane
    Squidge ~ Little Elf ~ Big Trouble is a nice story about a young elf that wants to do what the big elves do. Young children can relate to this theme. The only problem with the book is that it needs more pictures and the writing stretched out to match illustrations. The writing had some rhyming words to point out to young readers to teach the sounds of language. The writing style was clear and the message could be added from the parent or other ad...
  • Laura
    Well my 5 year old's exact words were "It was nice and good". I think that about sums it up. Check out my full review. It will be on my blog soon. Laura's Adventures in Bookland
  • Devin Lind
    This is a cute, slightly unconventional Christmas story. As an adult who loves Christmas I really enjoyed this quick read, but it's not one of those stories that'll teach children morals. It might make them want to learn karate, though....
  • LAWonder10
    There were few but bright and colorful illustrations. Some separaterhyming poetry. Encourages cognitive responses. A Lesson on facing consequences when wrong action is done. Also, personaltriumph in redeeming behavior.Great at Christmastime or anytime.
  • Mimi
    Saw this one available for free download via amazon.com and I thought it would be fun to read it. This is a children's story about a little elf who coincidentally knows karate and uses it to save Christmas! Cute.
  • Paige Peterson
    HeadlineHeadlineI think it was a good book to listen to and it taught a good lesson that you should not do any thing with out asking and it also taught a lesson about helping each other and being kind.
  • Kristin Arens
    This is quite possibly the worst Christmas book I have read in my life. There is no moral or storyline or really anything to the book. Just random acts with random words happening throughout. It was overall a very weird book, and I can see why it was free on Kindle.
  • Jennifer
    Cute short story to read aloud.
  • Cherese A. Vines
    Cute story with a nice little message. Some parts made my daughter giggle. Elves and Santa always make her smile. I recommend for the target age group.
  • Cheryl
    Didn't appeal to me and isn't something I'd add to our Christmas collection.
  • Victoria
    what a poor excuse for a book. please don't read this to any children.
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  • Jo
    Quick read
  • Joseph
    It's not a bad book but I can't stand the art style.
  • Cyndy Jackson
    Cute Christmas story. My son and I read it together and he enjoyed it!
  • Stephanie
    It was cute, but some of the phrasings were awkward and difficult for children to follow. The smidge of poetry at the beginning was easily the best part.
  • Kathi Olsen
    A cute kids Christmas story. The Kindle edition has a few illustrations, but I would think that the book would have more of them.