Rochelle Ann Groskreutz Leah DiPasquale
Hop to it with Easter Elf! In this delightful picture book, young readers learn that there are elves for more than just one holiday, and that friends make any celebration more fun – even when there’s a little competition involved.
Easter Elves: They're EGGceptional at basket weaving, grass shredding, and hopping. They can paint, decorate, and hide eggs in no time. They dress in pastels and never leave the workshop without their bunny ears.
Christmas Elves: They’re TINSEL-riffic at, well, everything. They dress in greens and reds and never leave the workshop without a jingle bell.
SO, what happens when Christmas Elf makes a surprise crash landing at Easter Elf Spring Training? She hops higher, weaves better baskets, and shreds significantly more grass than Easter Elf, who can’t help but feel a little elf-doubt. Will Easter Elf finally get a moment in the spotlight, and even better, the opportunity to help a friend?
Brought to life through luminous, high-energy illustrations, Easter Elf is sure to become a holiday (mash-up) favorite and Easter basket stuffer to the delight of young readers (and Easter Elves!) everywhere.
Rochelle Groskreutz is a children's author and co-regional advisor for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She has published stories and articles in many children's magazines, including Highlights, AppleSeeds, and FACES. Easter Elf is her first picture book. When she's not writing, she loves baking cookies for her husband and three daughters, although most of the dough never makes it to the oven.
Leah DiPasquale is an illustrator, graphic designer, and Easter candy enthusiast. Much like a bowl of jelly beans, her digital illustration style is sweet and cheerful. She has created art for children's magazines and books. Easter Elf is her third picture book.