Cozy Classics: L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Last year I reviewed the first books in the Cozy Classics board book series created by Jack and Holman Wang. These books feature classic works of literature, condensed into twelve key words, each illustrated with photographs of needle felting and set creations done by the Wang brothers. Both brothers are dads and they created the series as a way to teach words to their very young children. And, while I initially bristled at introducing the classics to toddlers in board book format (a trend that started a few years back) there is something so deeply charming about the illustrations and wondrous about the Wang brothers' ability to choose their words wisely and well that I have fallen in love with the Cozy Classics.
It's really amazing to read a Cozy Classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz included, especially if you are familiar with the original, and see how the story can be distilled into twelve words and images. And maybe I fill in all the gaps because I do come to these books with previous knowledge. Either way, these are books that literature loving and word loving parents (and needle felt loving parents) will thrill to read with their babies. And I enjoy them so much that I can't resist sharing every new release that comes my way.
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Source: Review Copy