All dual language editions of this book are TalkingPEN enabled, see FreeLINK for available audio.Snip, snip, snip! Tap, tap, tap! As the shoemaker and his wife sleep in their beds, somebody is quietly working away downstairs… They are busying themselves snipping and stitching and swishing and swooshing and, in no time at all, a beautiful pair of shoes sits gleaming on the counter.How will the penniless shoemaker ever find out who is helping him?Grimm's timeless fairy tale is brought to life once more in an enchanting retelling of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'; a heart-warming story about little things that make a big difference. Henriette Barkow's reworking of this classic tale is a delightful way to help early readers appreciate the importance of kindness, charity, and helping others.Mantra Lingua's 'Folktales, Myths and Legends' collection of dual language books breathes new life into a selection of well-loved tales from around the world. Lively illustrations, delightful rhymes, and ingenious twists mean that children and adults alike will love rediscovering these modern adaptations of classic stories. The titles in this collection have been specifically chosen to provide scope for exploring moral themes and Citizenship topics relevant to Key Stages 1 and 2. For more advanced readers, this collection also serves as an excellent introduction to the story telling tradition.