Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift Book

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In 2017, Party Game Ideas released the Left – Right game, Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift. The response to this Christmas game took us by surprise and the feedback we received from mom’s, teachers and hospital employees was heartwarming and encouraging. Several emails specifically asked if we had or could make a book out of the Ernie the Elf story.

Well after many discussions and finding an amazing Illustrator, we started creating the Ernie the Elf characters – first Ernie, then Ralph, the Gift and soon Ernie’s world started to take shape. We even revised the story a little, it has some lefts and rights but it is not set up as a left right passing game but basically the same charming Christmas story about a determined little Elf named Ernie.

Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift
At this time Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift book is only available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle eBooks.

We hope you are inspired by Ernie’s story’s word and illustrations and make reading Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift a family Christmas tradition.

Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift BookErnie the Elf and the Special Gift Book
is a available on Amazon
in Paperback $7.99 and Kindle eBook $3.99

Ernie the Elf is working late on Christmas Eve on a very special Christmas gift. As Ernie works feverishly to finish, Santa is gearing up for his last run to deliver Christmas toys to girls and boys.

Our story begins when Ernie the Elf discovers that Santa has already left on his final run and Ernie must figure out how to get this gift to a very special girl for Christmas.

With help from old and new friends, Ernie faces challenges and with some luck he just might get to Santa in time.
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About the Author & Ernie,
Russell Troutman grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives in Orlando, Florida. He has created many party games and written all of the Left-Right stories on Party Game Ideas and has more games to write. This is his first children’s book.

Ernie the Elf is a thoughtful little guy with a big heart. He enjoys making others happy, loves Christmas, playing games and sledding.

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Ernie the Elf has several Christmas Party Games and Activity Sheets, so if you are looking for a holiday party activity for kids, family or friends check these holiday games out.

Ernie and the Special Gift Left – Right Gift Passing Game
The story the started it all! Ernie the Elf & The Special Gift is a heartfelt Christmas Left Right Game story with over 50 gift passes and lots of twists and turns as Ernie the Elf as he tries to find Santa.

Ernie the Elf’s Gift Passing Game
Ernie isn’t a fan of stealing gifts, so he came up with 40 Gift Passing cards that will have everyone passing gifts left and right rather than stealing them. Ernie’s gift exchange is the perfect Christmas party game for holiday parties and kid’s parties.

Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift Word Find
Free printable word find using characters, places and things mentioned in the book. Just open the pdf and print.

Ernie the Elf Maze Challenge
Free Maze activity where you have Ernie find Ralph prior to their Christmas Eve adventure. A fun classroom or snowy day activity.

Ernie’s Elf Name Generator
Discover Your Elf Name with this easy and fun, Elf Name Generator and soon everyone around the party or office will be asking What’s Your Elf Name.

Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift Christmas Song
Watch the Video Now, Share and Get into the Christmas Spirit!

Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift Merchandise!

Thank you for your interest in Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift, we hope you enjoy the story as much as we enjoyed creating it.