‘Ralph the Magical Elf (Not A Christmas Story) teaches children about reaching goals and conquering fears and to face adversity, while following dreams.
In the story, Ralph the magical elf follows a kid named Joe during his awful, bad day. Joe attempts to get away from the elf but through a series of unfortunate events, he can’t shake him. Finally Joe decides to listen to the Ralph who is trying to teach him to conquer his fear (of striking out) and to try again, to face adversity. They arrive at the ball field just in time for Joe to join a team and soon enough it was his time at bat. On the third swing Joe hits a home run and conquers his fear.
About the author
Brian Harold, the author participated in numerous sports growing up in a small town in Wisconsin. Later in life he went on to coach and taught acting classes at Plano Children’s Theater. “Participating in these sports and working with the kids taught him important lessons that he thought would be beneficial to pass along to children today”.
Lessons that follow you through adulthood
In today’s world there are many things going against our children. I often find myself reading stories about children that face adversity and give up. Thankfully with tools like this book we can teach our children that even if you fail, you must keep trying and you will succeed. Giving up is not an option in anything you try. Ralph the Magical Elf teaches children to persevere and that “No matter how bad things look, we must always keep trying and move forward”.
Appealing to all ages
Ralph the Magical Elf appeals to all ages. The bright colors draw you in and the catchy lines make it easy to want to read over and over again. My two year old has been asking me to read this to him every night. This is a book that you will not tire over. A perfect Christmas gift for a child at any age because we face adversity all throughout our life and we must beat it time and time again.
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