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Your child gets to star in one of the most well-known children’s fairytales of all time.
Personalise with any name and a special presentation message
A personalised, hardback Ladybird copy of The Elves and the Shoemaker
Delightful hand-drawn illustrations
Measures 12.6 x 17.8 cm
Treat your child to a Ladybird easy reading book they will love because they get to star alongside its famous characters. First published by Ladybird in 1965, this timeless story tells the tale of an impoverished shoemaker and his wife. Out of the kindest of his heart, the shoemaker donates his last pair of shoes to a needy lady. Luckily, a group of elves rush to the shoemaker’s aid in the middle of the night. The elves then help him make shoes, which sell for higher prices than usual. A tale of morality and overcoming hardship, this delightful story teaches plenty of important life lessons. With this gift, you can open your child’s imagination and put them within the story themselves. It will be a book they will treasure throughout their life. Complete with stunning, hand-drawn illustrations, and text by Vera Southgate, this book will bring a smile to the face of any child who reads it.
Our The Elves and the Shoemaker storybook is a truly thoughtful gift. Even better, you can personalise this wonderful book with any name, which will appear thoughtfully embedded into its colourful images, making your child feel extra-special.
How to Personalise Your Elves and the Shoemaker Book
Personalise the book with any name, up to 12 characters, which will appear on the cover and featured throughout the images, and add a special presentation message in the book’s opening pages. Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
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Framebo29 Aug 2018
Excellent personalised traditional nostalgic gift idea. Went down a treat. Beautifully illustrated with recipients name on every picture on every page. Even lovelier than expected. Will definitely purchase another. And the speed of delivery was most impressive. Well done and Happy New Year to you all (-:
This is a brilliant service. I bought my brother a book for 70th birthday and he is delighted with it. Very well made and fantastic service. 👍
Bryan Rogers18 Jan 2021
Long wait for delivery but really well…
Long wait for delivery but really well looked after apart from that
Cookiesue18 Jan 2021
A beautiful and delightful book
A beautiful and delightful book
Christine Locke18 Jan 2021
World war two
Good quality very happy customer husband going to love his gift.
Serves very quick.
Joy Moran18 Jan 2021
Nice book especially being able to add…
Nice book especially being able to add a personal photograph
Ashley Head18 Jan 2021
Shipping takes forever but...
I recieved my book without ever knowing it had shipped. The tracking service did not work one time with my order. I ordered this well in advance of a birthday party and was greatful I did so since it took over 3 weeks to receive. That being said....the book is beautiful and exactly what i was expecting. The entire family loves it.
william booth18 Jan 2021
This book was bought as a gift
This book was bought as a gift, I did not read it but sent it to the hapy couple, they seem to have enjoyed the book.
Jayne O18 Jan 2021
Sniping was faster than planned. Love these customizable books. Such great gifts for kids!
Nilani Chandan17 Jan 2021
Delayed delivery and book cover was damaged
There were delays with delivery but this was due to Covid-19 restrictions. Would’ve appreciated an email to update me about this. The book was nice however, I was slightly disappointed that the cover had scratch marks on it and slightly damaged at the corners. Overall, lovely gift idea but disappointed about the damages considering how expensive the product is.
In the Book Team18 Jan 2021
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Clare Hughes17 Jan 2021
Great service! Very quick delivery and very pleased with product!
TINA REEVE17 Jan 2021
Excellent Service !!
From start to finish the service was so simple. Chose the book and the gift message so easily on the website. Arrived exactly in time frame advised.