Nina, the littlest elf in Santa's workshop, doesn't finish the teddy bear she's making in time for it to get loaded onto Santa's sleigh-but, encouraged by Santa Claus himself to not give up, she works far into the night to finish it. While Santa is out delivering presents, a baby is born. Santa comes back for Nina's now-finished bear—and guess who he takes along to deliver it?
About Susan Mitchell
Dr. Susan Mitchell is president of Practicalories, a nutritional consulting firm. She is on the faculty at the University of Central Florida and lives in Winter Park, Florida.
The Little Christmas Elf by Nikki Shannon Smith; illustrated by Susan Mitchell