When we’re talking about childhood favourite books, Elmer by David McKee would definitely be up there for my two. I mean, what’s not to love about a patchwork rainbow elephant? Amazingly, Elmer turns 30 this year and, to celebrate, childrenswear brand Lil’ Cubs have created two limited-edition designs featuring the beloved pachyderm. The sleepsuit, from £16 and available in sizes from newborn to 18 months, comes in the Rainbow Elmer design, and the swaddle muslin, £20, measures 120 x 120cm, and comes in Rainbow Elmer and Elmer in the Rain, all printed with eco dyes. Both sleepsuit and muslin make beautiful baby gifts, particularly with a copy of the book.
PS: You can snap up a set of ten Elmer books for just £12.99 over at The Book People.