Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Cozy Classic Series) by Jack and Holman Wang
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Olmedo
Genre: 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.
Rated G: Family friendly!
Review copy provided by the publisher. Thank you!
Elizabeth (REQUEST QUEEN & PUBLISHER RELATIONS GURU) is one of those people who wants to be and do many (not always compatible) things in life. However, as one who belongs to the race that only gets one life (lucky cats get 9!), she makes up for it by reading and writing. Thankfully, books allow her to be anything and anyone—no questions asked!
Fiction is her absolute favorite. Whether getting lost in a good book or creating one herself, they usually belong to the mystery/suspense/romance genres. Elizabeth can often be found with a good ole classic in hand—Jane Austen being her hero and Mr. Darcy the love of her life.
A graduate of Bethel College with an English degree under her belt, Elizabeth is back home in Spain, but dreaming of living in Israel. She is an English teacher and hopes to someday be a published novel writer. Other hobbies include watching movies (or any other activity that pulls you into a good plot) and learning Hebrew. Elizabeth can also be found on Fiction Addict.