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About Andy Elkerton
Andy began his career in illustration in 2003, after spending fifteen years working as a graphic designer in the computer games industry.
Since then he has worked for a long list of clients in the fields of Picture Books, Magazines, Toy Design, Character Design, and Advertising.
He has illustrated several New York Times, USA Today, and Barnes and Noble bestselling titles, and can't think of a better job to have than being paid to doodle stuff all day long!
He lives in a small village on the West coast of Scotland with his wife and three children.
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From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes a hilarious Christmas adventure, perfect for stocking stuffers!
"With delightful rhymes, How to Catch an Elf slots itself into place along such classics as 'The Night Before Christmas.'"—Foreword Reviews
It's Christmas Eve and an elf is on the loose... in YOUR house! Do you have what it takes to catch him? Follow along in this fun holiday story as a mischievous elf causes chaos Christmas Eve! Filled with zany traps, vibrant illustrations, STEAM concepts, and even Santa Claus himself, this Christmas picture book for kids is guaranteed to become a new holiday tradition!
The perfect elf book for kids, funny stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for ages 4-10, this festive read aloud is loved by children, parents, and educators alike.
Some kids have tried to catch him,
but Santa's fast, you see!
So they've set their eyes on a smaller prize,
and now they're after me!
An enchanting mermaid tale and fun Christmas stocking stuffer from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series
Many claim to have caught a mermaid, but can YOU? Perfect for mermaid lovers, summer reading, and gifts for kids ages 4-7, this funny mermaid picture book is brimming with fun STEAM-based traps and offers an irresistible under-the-sea adventure that parents, educators, and children will love! Filled with plenty of laughs to go around, this under the sea adventure is the a fun holiday gift book for kids!
How do you catch a mermaid?
You must be very clever.
With mirrors, crowns, and pearls galore,
this quest can't last forever!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling team comes a new, dinomite How to Catch adventure sure to delight every dinosaur fan!
Do dinosaurs still walk among us? Sure, no one has seen one, but if alligators, whales, and even birds still exist, then dinosaurs must still roam among us, right? Join the daring Catch Club Kids as they try to wrangle a dinosaur in time for the school science fair and prove they're still around! Readers, dinosaur lovers, and educators alike will roar with laughter in this dinosaur picture book for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarity and clever chaos. Do YOU have what it takes to pluck a prehistoric pal?
Can you catch a dinosaur and prove they're still around?
Use your brain and set your traps to get that dino found!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series comes a new How to Catch Christmas book for kids, perfect for stocking stuffers!
Fans of the hilariously fun How to Catch a Mermaid and How to Catch a Dinosaur books will absolutely love this new Christmastime, winter adventure! Our heroes' entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life—and ran away! Can YOU help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they'll never forget? Who snows!
I don't thumpity-thump or give warm hugs—
that's for my snowman friends to do.
Clever kids will try to trap me,
but who will catch me...YOU?
The perfect snowman book for kids or a fun Christmas stocking stuffer, surprise your child with an amazing snowman gift they'll never forget!
Also in the How to Catch Series:
- How to Catch a Unicorn
- How to Catch an Elf
- How to Catch a Gingerbread Man
- How to Catch a Monster
- My First How to Catch Santa Claus
- and more!
The #1 New York Times bestseller!
Try to catch one of the world's most elusive mythical creatures—the unicorn! Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this is the perfect unicorn Christmas gift of the year!
Can you catch the unicorn?
You'll have to use your brain,
So set your traps and prep your team
To pet that rainbow mane!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes a new, fantastical gingerbread man book that makes a funny Christmas gift for kids!
Do you have what it takes to catch the Gingerbread Man? The famous storybook character has magically come to life and leapt from the pages during story time! Follow along as the Gingerbread Man runs loose in a bookstore with the help of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Peter Rabbit, nursery rhyme characters, and more! If you set the right traps, you might...just might be able to catch this wily cookie and finish the fairy tale!
Filled with zany STEAM traps, a silly story, and fun illustrations, this hilarious picture book is the perfect read aloud for parents, educators, and kids ages 4-10! This fun-filled winter book is a perfect stocking stuffer, white elephant gift, or Christmas gift for kids!
When the storyteller starts to read,
"Run, run, as fast as you can,"
I'm off in a start, and you'll have to be smart
To catch me, the Gingerbread Man!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling team comes a new, epic winter adventure in the How to Catch series that makes a perfect Christmas gift for kids!
When our brilliant Catch Club Kids hear about the legendary Yeti, they head to the mountains to catch a glimpse and prove it really exists! Full of hilarious high jinks, bright illustrations, and clever STEM traps, this funny picture book for kids is a fun-filled ride you won't want to miss! Will our Catch Club Kids prove the Yeti exists, or will he remain a mystery to the world?
We've all heard unexplained tales of the Yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and more... do YOU have what it takes to catch one? Find out in this action-packed story for children, the perfect read aloud all winter, as a Christmas gift for kids, for classroom activities, and beyond! This fun-filled winter book is a perfect stocking stuffer, white elephant gift for kids, or Christmas gift for ages 4-10!
Legend has it there lives a beast
we really want to meet.
He's extra huge with snow-white fur
and giant, fuzzy feet!
I know the Yeti does exist,
and I can prove it too!
And with my friends, we'll find him fast
before the day is through!
The #1 New York Times bestselling series!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes an all-new dragon book for kids—do you have what it takes to catch a dragon?
The How to Catch kids are off again, this time trying to catch a dragon as they chase him through Chinese New Year celebrations! A great Chinese New Year book for kids, How to Catch a Dragon is the perfect dragon book for kids ages 3-8.
Set in China during the Spring Festival, otherwise known as Chinese New Year, the wily dragon will have to avoid trap after trap as the kids run through paper lanterns, red lunar envelopes, fireworks, and more! Includes bonus educational back matter and Mandarin translations to enhance your reading experience.
Dragons are a clever bunch,
They're difficult to catch.
You'll have to set the ultimate trap—
But have you met your match?
A USA Today Bestseller! From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes an all-new monster story and Halloween picture book for kids!
Get ready to laugh along in this fun children's monster book as a brave young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that's been so scary night after night! But what if our monster isn't scary at all? Maybe our hero is about to make a friend of the strangest sort...
Whether you're looking for Halloween kids books, spooky basket stuffers, festive gifts for children, a great bedtime story, or inspiration to build your very own STEAM traps and activities, parents, educators, and children alike will love sharing this silly read aloud! This inventive picture book about conquering fears and overcoming anxiety, which reminds us that things aren't always as scary as they seem!
There's a monster in my closet,
with claws, and teeth, and hair,
and tonight, I'm going to scare him!
He lives just right through there...
The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller perfect for St. Patrick's Day and beyond!
You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick's Day tradition with this fun and lively children's picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom! Laugh along in this zany story for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarious rhymes and vibrant illustrations!
How to catch a leprechaun?
It's tougher than you think!
He'll turn your whole house upside down.
He's quicker than a wink!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How To Catch series comes an all-new tooth fairy book!
From losing your first tooth to waiting for the arrival of the mysterious tooth fairy, How to Catch the Tooth Fairy celebrates this special event in your child's life with a lively story of the tooth fairy's escape from some very determined kids! Get ready to laugh along with this zany story as the tooth fairy dodges traps, drool, dental floss webs, and more in this fun bedtime book for kids that combines silly rhymes and bright illustrations with STEAM concepts! Can you catch her?
How to catch the Tooth Fairy?
It's not an easy task.
You can try to catch her,
but she is just too fast!
The best Easter basket stuffers for toddlers and babies!
The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!
Is this the year you'll be able to catch the Easter bunny in action?
Start an Easter tradition with this fun and funny children's book — the perfect Easter basket stuffer!
"I've been working long and hard
with all my peeps and crew.
We've made the eggs, and now I'm here
to bring them all to you!"
Looking for easy Easter basket stuffers? Look no further than the complete How to Catch series!