Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: Cozy Classics: War and Peace by Jack Wang, Holman Wang


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Give a kid a classic! Cozy Classics is the popular board book series that presents well-loved stories to children aged 0+ through twelve child-friendly words and twelve needle-felted illustrations. War and Peace is Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece about love and friendship in aristocratic Russia during the country’s struggle against Napoleon, and is often considered the greatest novel of all time. Now you can share this classic with children of any age.
MY TAKE:
I liked that the books in this series are a combination of vocabulary flashcards and storybook.

In this book, we learn the gist of the Tolstoy classic War and Peace. The story is told through a series of words and corresponding illustrations made out of needle felt.

I haven't actually gotten around to reading the book, but based on what I've read in the book, I'm pretty sure I got the main points of the story. Given how difficult it must be to pick out scenes and words that describe the book well, I'm pretty happy with this book.

The needle-felt illustrations may not appeal to everyone, but I thought it was a nice and creative touch which will appeal to babies who are inquisitive.

Thanks to NetGalley and Simply Read Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of Cozy Classics: War and Peace is on May 30, 2013.

THE GOOD:

  1. The book can work as a way to teach kids new words.
  2. It's able to tell the gist of a very long book.
  3. The concept is creative.

THE BAD:

  1. The illustration style might not appeal to everyone.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
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READ IT IF:

  1. You want to introduce your child to the classics.
  2. You want to teach your child new words.
  3. You like arts and crafts.

RATING:
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