This beautiful hardback "Ladybird" edition of "The Elves and the Shoemaker" is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. "Ladybird Tales" are based on the original "Ladybird" retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. Other exciting titles in the "Ladybird Tales" series include "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", "Rapunzel", "The Magic Porridge Pot", "The Enormous Turnip", "Puss in Boots" and "Sleeping Beauty"