About Cozy Classics - Jack and Holman Wang
"... for all their apparent simplicity, those who have read the classics that the Wang brothers have based their books on, will appreciate that it is quite a task to capture a plot in just twelve words. Cozy Classics do it brilliantly and the illustrations are works of art .."
Cozy Classics uses a simple one word/one image format to help babies and toddlers build vocabulary and learn everyday concepts. However, Cozy Classics organizes everyday words in a unique way: through story. By putting words in the context of a story, Cozy Classics books help children find further meaning through a growing sense of narrative.
As children get older, parents can expand on the stories in ever more elaborate ways. If you need a little help, just use the brief synopsis on the back of each book. There’s no right or wrong way to read Cozy Classics. Use the words and images as prompts to invent stories of your own and encourage your children to do the same.
Parents can enliven their storytelling with quotations from the originals. Quotations can lead to whole passages until one day children are enthralled by the richest versions of all: the classics
Great Books for toddlers and their parents - a little bit serious, a little bit ironic, and entirely funny and clever.
Moby Dick - the Cozy Version
Eager to hit the high seas, Ishmael travels to Nantucket, Massachusetts, the capital of the whaling world. There, he signs up for a three-year voyage aboard the whale ship Pequod. At first, Ahab, the ship’s captain, doesn’t show his face. When he finally appears, he stands on deck with a peg leg made of whale bone and asks the crew to help him find Moby Dick, the infamous whale that deprived him of his leg.
For over a year, the Pequod sails around the world, hunting and catching whales but never finding Moby Dick. Just when it seems they’ll never succeed, they spot the great white whale! For three days, the Pequod races in pursuit. On the third day, Moby Dick attacks the Pequod, which goes down in a whirl. Only Ishmael, thrown far overboard, lives to tell the tale.
- Board book
- 24 pages
- 12 full-colour photographs