"You and your whole family are about to go onto the Permanent Naughty List, and I'm required to give you the official warning on the day before Christmas Eve...even though, in the case of your family, the warning is merely a formality." Twelve-year-old Amanda Krumwerth can't believe her ears. Or her eyes. She's come face-to-face with an elf from the North Pole. And not just any elf; his name is Marmel, and he's head of Santa's Department for Labeling Humans Naughty or Nice.
"Fun, family-friendly holiday story"
In 1996, I wrote 11 short poems to read with my older daughter who was then three years old. Years later, I came across a copy of the poems and decided to publish them. I hope you'll enjoy Barbara Rosenblat's wonderful narration of these poems.