Reviews of all the books I read with my children. And some other stuff we get up to; cool toys and games I find, some easy crafts - things like that.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Vintage Ladybird - The Elves and the Shoemaker
Look familiar? I LOVED this one. I had Rumpelstiltskin too but he freaked me out a bit, being so mean. But I never tired of those little elves.
I've been searching for this edition of The Elves and the Shoemaker for years. It seemed so puzzling, that vintage style and actual vintage kids books were so, so popular, and yet Ladybird didn't reissue this series. They had it on postcards and there were images available online to see, but the book was impossible (for me) to find. Well, 2015 is Ladybirds 150th birthday and finally, here it is. Other "Well Loved Tales" available are Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. Anyone who was read to in the seventies will know and I'm sure, love them. These editions are like those from the sixties - they're hardcover, with a coloured jacket. Underneath, they're like this..