This Thursday, Cozy Classics (by Simply Read Books) will launch with Pride and Prejudice and Moby-Dick. What is Cozy Classics, you might ask? Well, they are a series of board books that adapt classic literature for babies.
And boy, are they cute. The books tell the stories of classics using just one word per page, with felt crafted characters.
The authors and illustrators are twins Holman and Jack Wang. In the press release, Jack notes: “We created Cozy Classics to revitalize the genre of the baby word books by injecting a sense of narrative and fun for the parent. In doing so, we hope to foster in children a lifelong love of reading and literature.”
The books actually tell the novels fairly well (or those who have already read them). Holman states: "Unlike Barney and Dora, Moby Dick’s Ishmael and Pride & Prejudice’s Elizabeth Bennett are characters that children will never outgrow.”
We couldn't agree more.
Victor Hugo's Les Miserables and Tolstoy's War and Peace will be out next April and June, respectively.
Check out some of the illustrations from these adorable books: