Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Cozy Classic Series) by Jack and Holman Wang

cozyclassicsppGenre: Board Book, Children’s Book
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Publication Date: November 2012

Jane Austen’s timeless tale of first impressions returns, but this time ready to capture the imagination of the youngest readers in the family. Pride and Prejudice jumps off the page as never before through colorful, needle-felted characters that bring to life the beautiful story of love, friendship, and family.

Remaining true to the original, Jack and Holman Wang’s interpretation of the classic is a storyteller’s delight. Twelve, simple words accompany the pictures, offering lots of leeway for one’s creativity to blossom. The absence of sentences or word-covered pages allows the story to grow with the child. The complexity of the narrative can vary depending on the age of the reader — or in many cases, the listener since it’s perfect for babies.

Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite novel, so when I came across this board book, I couldn’t resist requesting to review it. I’m so glad I did. I may be way out of its intended audience (0-3 year olds), but that didn’t keep me from thoroughly enjoying it and becoming enthralled by the images. I felt like I’d discovered Pride and Prejudice all over again. I strongly recommend this book to anyone with special little people in his/her life (because one is never too young to get hooked on Jane Austen), as well as to those, who like me are Pride and Prejudice junkies and want another way to experience the story.

Review copy provided by the publisher. Thank you!

*Originally posted on Radiant Lit.

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