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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
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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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 (-:
Excellent. Book as described, quick delivery. Love it!
Mr Steven Nitsche19 October
A great present !
The book lived up to expectations & will be a great Xmas stocking filler for our eldest granddaughter.
Cathrine 18 October
My order was mixed up with someone…
My order was mixed up with someone else's, so not a great experience for me
In the Book Team18 October
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Morag McKeown18 October
I would prefer to be able to choose the…
I would prefer to be able to choose the newspaper and would order again if this was possible.
Mrs Monique Taylor18 October
This book is for my grandson
This book is for my grandson. He will love it. The book is amazing. Quick delivery. Excellent service. Thank you
Reena Sarnie18 October
I loved the book
I loved the book. It was awesome.
A little pricey but I would definitely order another one.