It is not elves, but living teddy bears that make toys at the North Pole for Christopher Kringle (who hates being called Santa). Every so often, he brings a new one to life. The bears live much as humans, getting married, living in heated houses, and eating (recreationally – they have no need of organic calories). They can even produce tears when sad. The first episode explains Flurry’s origins, his moving from the North Pole, and his meeting many friends.
The book is very sweet and the Flurry character is totally adorable. He gets so excited to go shopping that he runs out of the house without the list – but at least remembers to go back to hug his mother. He experiences many of the same sort of child-adult misunderstandings that my character Nathaniel does, and this gets him into trouble. Even the way his internal thoughts were described reminded me of my work. I liked it. Skye definitely captured the feeling of childhood and more than a little bit of the magic of Christmas.
However, the books are really too short and the first ended rather abruptly without wrapping things up well. In fact, several new characters were introduced just a little before the end, destroying any sense of closure, yet without any “cliffhanger” circumstances to generate that “I-gotta-buy-the-next-one” feeling. I could definitely see selling the four books as a package (or as one book with four parts), but each alone isn’t worth it. At nine dollars each, they’re just too overpriced.
Learn more about Flurry FlurryTheBear.com
Or check out my book instead TheSpiderTheWitchAndTheSpaceship.com