Gilbert the Goblin infiltrates Santa's workshop to prove that goblins are better workers than elves in the side-splitting latest installment in The Worst! picture book series, where even the strangest of creatures can become the best of friends. Everyone knows that elves have a reputation of being the hardest workers around--especially when it comes to the holiday season--but as far as Gilbert the Goblin is concerned that's nothing but ho-ho-hogwash. A goblin's to-do list is just as long as any elf's; they just don't feel the need to sing songs about it. To prove he can outperform any reindeer-watching, wrapper-paper-wielding, toy-tinkering elf, Gilbert puts on his merriest disguise to infiltrate Santa's workshop. But can one lone goblin do the work of a whole team of elves?
Author: Alex Willan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Published: 09/12/2023 Pages: 40 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.00lbs Size: 11.20h x 8.80w x 0.40d ISBN: 9781665921794 Audience: Ages 4-8
Review Citation(s): School Library Journal 09/01/2023 pg. 86
About the Author If it was Alex Willan, and not Gilbert the Goblin, who was in charge of writing the stories, he'd make a book called Anchovies Are the Worst!. Alex is the author-illustrator of Unicorns Are the Worst!, Dragons Are the Worst!, Yetis Are the Worst!, and the Jasper & Ollie series, as well as the illustrator of Got Your Nose, written by Alan Katz. Alex lives in Chicago with his dog, Harley, who is the absolute best. Visit him online at AlexWillan.com.