Perfect book for the Christmas season but also the story has an important lesson that makes it relevant year round. A little elf isn’t as fast as the rest of the elves and she’s having troubles finishing her teddy bear in time for Santa’s departure. He’s very understanding and encourages her to keep going and do her best, he can give the bear away the following Christmas. When he returns the bear is finished and he announces that a new baby was just born and that bear would make a perfect gift. So they was able to be used this year after all ... good thing she stayed positive, took pride in her work and completed the project she started.