Characters Your Children Will Love for a Lifetime
By Jack & Holman Wang
Simply Read Books, $9.95, 26 pages
It is never too soon to begin reading or listening to classic literature. Twin brothers, Jack and Holman Wang, have transformed Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace into a board book to be read aloud to your baby or toddler. The classic story is told through images and words. The images are photos of amazing needle-felted figures and objects— most likely where the board book series gets its name: Cozy Classics. On each page there is one word: “soldier”, “friends”, “girl” and so on. What makes the Wang brothers’ series so special? The characters from each of the Cozy Classics books, including Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserables, Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre (to be released this October), are characters that your children will love for the rest of their lives. In addition, you can read the classics you love to your baby! What other children’s books offer that?
Reviewed by Andrea Franke