Earlier this year when a friend and I were visiting a bookshop for my birthday, we came across a new range of children's books that made us swoon heavily. Taking much loved classic tales, such as Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre, the stories had been adapted in to board book form. They were a wonder to behold!
Don't you just love the detail of Elizabeth's muddy skirt (on the cover above) as she rushes to visit her sick sister Jane? The word used to illustrate that part of the story is: muddy
They really are too fabulous for words!
Can you guess the ONE WORD that goes with this picture (above)?
If like me, you can recite the whole scene, as in, "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me..." etc, one word may seem a big challenge. However I think they hit the nail on the head with their choice of: mean
The other title in this collection is Moby Dick. I've already bought it for Arch. Coming out next year are Les Miserables and War and Peace!! Anyone who can successfully put those epic tales in to twelve words should probably be nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature (for Board Books?).
Do visit their website, as there's a competition to guess the character of a new book coming out. You can watch a video of the felter making the mystery figure (speeded up). It is quite amazing.
I guess these two wonderful ranges of books are my first recommendation for Christmas gift ideas for the upcoming season. Anyone with a new baby, a toddler they know or just a classics-loving friend will adore these as gifts.
I know I do.