At only four years old, Brynn ‘respects’ any book so she was extremely upset to see that Elf had scribbled in Gramma’s coloring book!
Here is more info I took from wikipedia.org on how Elf got started:
The Elf on the Shelf explains that scout elves get their magic by being named. In the back of each book, families have an opportunity to write their elf's name and the date that they adopted it. Once the elf is named, the scout elf receives its special Christmas magic, which allows it to fly to and from the North Pole.