Summer is a time of vacations, extra time for reading, for crafts and for enjoying the outdoors.

Laughing Elephant has story books, picture books, books with entertaining projects and skills to master, notebooks and things for craft projects and books and cards to send to friends or simply enjoy in leisure moments this summer.

The images featured on our products come from our huge library of books and ephemera, many of which are over 100 years old. Most of these images are rare and seldom seen. It is our mission to bring treasures from the past and to present them in new combinations and new contexts for the modern reader.

Something Fun To Do This Summer!

Summer is an ideal time for children and adults to share activities, on a vacation or simply in the long summer days. These books, notebooks and stickers are ideal for the child who needs and wants a project to do, either alone or with an adult.

Our Child's Book of Sewing is an excellent book to help the beginning sewer to achieve a satisfying and personal item.

There's nothing quite like homemade ice cream, or even a fancy sundae, to tell you it's summertime! And cake and pie are never out of season.

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Make a notebook into a keepsake about this summer's activities or vacation with one of our French, American or Illustration-themed notebooks.

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Our new set of Well-Dressed Animals Stickers is fun for children–or adults– to use, and you can label almost anything (such as the title and categories of the "MY VACATION" notebook you just made!) with our Color Your Life, Everyday, Borders or Animal Alphabet Stickers.

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Fun for the Whole Family

A couple of our new books and a couple more that we think will be entertaining for children and adults alike.

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Story Books

We have a series of three classic stories, plus a children's version of Shakespeare's plays, all illustrated by famous artists, which are designed for the older child who likes to read.

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Picture Books

Our books are chosen and designed to help create special moments for the children in your life. As adults we can see them as works of art, but a child sees them as a fantasy of images, colors and story.

Books create the fond memories of childhood that we all treasure and hope to be able to provide to the adults of tomorrow. Give one to someone special, keep them around for when loved ones visit, or just collect them. Sharing them helps create great adulthood memories, too.

For most children, the pictures are of paramount importance. We have a large number of shaped books with few words for the beginning reader and a number for the slightly older child for whom the content and words are as important as the pictures.

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A Special Book for Parents with Children

Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit, the great author of children's books, describes the building projects she did with her children using blocks, household items and anything they could think of. It is a marvelous book about inspiring children to use and develop their imaginations in a very hands-on way.

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