What a lucky shoemaker to have the help of elves! Unlike some Brothers Grimm stories, "The Elves and the Shoemaker" is nothing but upbeat fun. Little listeners will love imagining those industrious and tiny naked elves whirling around the workshop, making perfect stitches, and stopping for dance breaks. Meanwhile, Laura Paton's voice warms the soul, like the company of a good friend. Her calm pacing and earnest enthusiasm make for easy listening. In this simple production, she resists distracting bells and whistles. At just under five minutes long, this tale suits even the littlest listeners.