Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice by Jack Wang and Holman Wang


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Give a kid a classic! Cozy Classics is a new board book series presenting well-loved stories through 12 child-friendly words and 12 needle-felted illustrations. Pride and Prejudice is a timeless romance about how a bad first impression can turn into love, and one of the world’s most beloved classics. Now this classic can be shared with children of any age.
MY TAKE:

I wondered how Pride and Prejudice could be simplified into a children's book. I was pleasantly surprised by how it actually worked.

In Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice, the classic book is made into a children's book comprised solely of a few words and pictures that illustrate those words.

Given the format, the choice of words is important in order to tell the story. The book succeeded in that, I think. I also enjoyed the pictures as it really looked like how you imagine Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth to be.

I think this book would definitely appeal to moms as bedtime reading material to their kids since it has something for them too.

Thanks to NetGalley and Smith Publicity - Simply Read Books for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. It's able to tell the gist of the story.
  2. The dolls in the picture are very identifiable.
  3. It has something for both mother and child to enjoy.

THE BAD:

  1. Since there's only one word per page, older kids might not appreciate this as much.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
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READ IT IF:

  1. You have a young daughter.
  2. You are looking for a book you can read to your toddler, which you'll like too.
  3. You enjoyed Pride and Prejudice.

RATING:
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