Friday, September 23, 2016

Elves Can't Dunk by Robert Skead

My son (11) read this book in a day. He really enjoyed it.

This is what he had to say:
"I think this is a very good book, and would like to read the other books in this series. The main character, Sebastian, was my favorite. He is an elf, who wants to play basketball and spends most of the story chasing the coach around to recuperate the magic feed corn that belongs to Santa, which the coach stole. Sebastian is funny and always getting into trouble. He has a crush on a girl and they like each other, but I was glad it was not so much romance that kids wouldn't want to read it.  The part I enjoyed the most was at the end, when Santa surprises the other characters in the book. You'll have to read it to find out the surprise.

There are several lessons taught in this book. The coach learns about kindness and that winning isn't everything. Sebastian learns to stay focused. There are some interesting details about the Christmas story hidden in the plot. It wasn't too difficult to spot them. I think kids will enjoy reading this and looking for those clues."

I am thankful to the author who sent me a copy to read and review. All these opinions are my own and I did not have to give a positive review.

This book is available on Amazon for just $6.99.

BOOK SYNOPSIS:
Sebastian decides to prove himself by trying out for his favorite professional basketball team. There's just one small problem-Sebastian is an elf at the North Pole and elves can't dunk! To solve this dunking dilemma, Sebastian takes some of Santa's magic feed corn-the stuff that makes his reindeer fly-to his tryout for the team. This corn will give Sebastian more hang time than Michael Jordan on the moon! When Sebastian's idol, Coach Tanner, discovers the corn, he begins to dream of winning championships with his team of losers. Tanner sets out on a mission to steal the corn from Santa and it's up to Sebastian and his best friends to catch him and save Christmas!

About the Author:
As a child Robert didn't enjoy reading but always excelled in creative writing. He loves to craft stories and help others achieve their dreams. He grew up in Wyckoff, NJ where he still lives today. At first his father wasn't too excited about Robert pursuing a writing career, but now his dad, who has also co-authored one of his books, is his biggest fan. 
In addition to writing, he runs a baseball league for 320 kids, coaches sports teams and enjoys learning new things. Each book he has written came about as a result of something in his life that captured his attention.

Santa and the elves at the North Pole appreciate and celebrate skilled labor!
That's why everyone is excited that 10% of the profits  for every Elves Can't Dunk book sold between now and December 25, 2016 will go to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation!
Learn more on Robert Skead's Website
You can also find him on Facebook

Read my other reviews of his Patriot series by clicking on the book images.

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