The Helpful Elves
Written by August Kopisch
Illustrated by Beatrice Braun-Fock
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The Helpful Elves by August KopischWhen the lazy people of Cologne go to sleep, the helpful elves do all their work. They measure and saw for the carpenter, knead and mix for the baker, carve and chop for the butcher, taste and pour for the winemaker, and snip and sew for the tailor. But no one ever sees them. Until one day the tailor's wife becomes curious ...This classic picture book is based on a poem by August Kopisch (1799-1853), who specialised in re-telling popular legends. It is brought to life with humorous illustrations by Beatrice Braun-Fock (1898-1973). Printed on thick, quality paper, it features delightful cut-out sections on each page.
'For vintage charm this German folk tale, aimed (approximately) at four to seven-year olds, is hard to beat. Featuring nostalgic, early twentieth century illustrations by Beatrice Braun-Fock.'
.co.uk 'This book is a retro delight ... Lined up at the top of each page is a seated elf (in the form of cut-out tabs of sorts), staring impishly at either us, the readers, or one antoher; at the opening of the book, they are all lined up there, ready for us to read. As you keep reading and turning pages, they leave. It's a delight for the youngest of children (and, ahem, nearly-40-year-olds).
'Quality paper and ingenious die-cutting make this a pleasing book to handle, the trades portrayed are charmingly traditional, and the elves themselves are cheeky-sweet.'
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22nd September 2011
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