Monday, May 9, 2016
Cozy Classics - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations by Holman and Jack Wang (Chronicle Books)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Board Book, Children's Classics, Chronicle Books, Cozy Classics, Great Expectations, Holman Wang, Jack Wang
How we love the Cozy Classics range. We've previously reviewed several of the previous Cozy Classics (and you can find our original review here) back when Charlotte was a tinier tot.
It's lovely to see Jack and Holman Wang adding to the range each year with a new batch of Cozy Classics, bringing their own interpretation to Charles Dickens' fantastic "Great Expectations".
We meet young Pip as he embarks on his journey through life, told here with the most awesome needle-felted models and intentionally minimalist text.
If anything, this new book features even more detailed illustrations than before, as through Pip's eyes we see the Dickensian London brought to life exquisitely and all the well-loved characters like Pip, Miss Havisham and Estella decked out in felted finery.
|Meet young Pip. Destined for great things!|
We had a lot of fun imagining which other classics we'd love to see adapted by the super-talented Wang brothers (personally I'd really love to see them adapt a few Jules Verne stories, or even Poe though that might be a bit too dark for most tiddlers!)
"Cozy Classics - Great Expectations" is out now from Chronicle Books