Cozy Classics Giveaway

Photos courtesy of Cozy Classics

In honour of Jane Austen‘s birthday (this past Sunday) and because these are just so utterly adorable — here’s another lovely giveaway, thanks to Cozy Classics and Simply Read Books! Great for kids, or even as clever coffee table books.

Cozy Classics are brilliant. Children can learn new words in the context of a story — and that story can grow with the child. Adults can practice their own memory skills as they try to tell the story from a few words and images — this could even become a new party game!

What is Included in the Giveaway:

One participant will win two Cozy Classics board books: one Pride and Prejudice and one Moby Dick.

How to Enter the Cozy Classics Giveaway:

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the books

Do you love Pride and Prejudice? How many times have you read it? What about Moby Dick? Have you ever thought — I can’t wait until my child (or someone else’s child) is old enough to read it? If so, these books are a great stopgap until that wondrous day.

oh, Darcy. writing his letter to Elizabeth.

Jack and Holman Wang created these board books as a first taste of great literature for young children. Talk about abridged — these books narrow down classic stories to twelve simple words and twelve needle-felted illustrations.

Maybe you’ve always been afraid of reading a classic because of its length or archaic language — start here! No shame. These books are cool. I’ve never read Moby Dick, and now I kind of want to!

On the Cozy Classics website you can read a longer (but still brief) synopsis of each story and “meet” the cast of characters. Plus, there’s even a list of quotes.

One of my favourite parts of each book, is that the first page of the actual story is depicted in the background of the first image, with the first line clearly readable. A nice salute.

The felt creations are incredible. Who knew you could get such great detail in felt? And even the photo lighting is cinematic. The only thing that could make these books better is if they came with a felt doll, too!

The picture and word-pairings are delightful. I giggled on more than one occasion as I flipped through the books.

If you need these for the perfect Christmas gift, or you just can’t wait to win, Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick are still available from Amazon (and can arrive by Christmas Eve, too!).

Next spring there will be two more added to the Cozy Classics line-up:

Photos courtesy of Cozy Classics

Giveaway Winner

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Literary Brass Cuff giveaway from JezebelCharms. We have a winner — enjoy your new literary jewelry, Tammy E.! And thanks again, Kate, for sharing your lovely creations with our readers.

Enter the Gimme Some giveaways this week!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This giveaway has been sponsored by Cozy Classics. I was in no way compensated to host this giveaway, and all opinions are my own as always.
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Bet Mercer is a poet-photographer who writes at Gimme Some Reads and Everyday Poetry. She loves quotes, reading her favourite books over again, great conversation, laughter, trees, films, and travelling the world. Follow along with Bet on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Etsy and Google+.

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  1. Melissa Shipman — December 18, 2012 @ 10:19 am (#)

    “You have bewitched me…body and soul”
    -Darcy

    • bet — December 18, 2012 @ 10:23 am (#)

      oh yes. :)

    • Heather M — December 19, 2012 @ 4:11 pm (#)

      That’s a good quote, but it’s from the 2005 movie, not the book :)

  2. Gayle Mercer — December 19, 2012 @ 8:00 am (#)

    my favorite Pride and Prejudice quote [from those quickly found on google, for I cannot lie!]

    “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
    ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    • bet — December 19, 2012 @ 9:43 am (#)

      ooh. that’s a good one. :)

  3. Heather M — December 19, 2012 @ 4:07 pm (#)

    I’m sure I won’t be the first to say this, but here goes (from P&P):
    “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

  4. Alice Wu — December 20, 2012 @ 12:29 am (#)

    I’ve always related to this quote:

    “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” – Pride and Prejudice

    • bet — December 20, 2012 @ 1:10 am (#)

      ah, yes. :)

  5. Jessica W — December 20, 2012 @ 6:53 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness… If I don’t win these I may have to buy them. Pride and Predjudice is my favorite book and I believe I have read it eight times. By the time I was assugned to read it in HS I had already read it four times. That board book would be perfect since I have three children under four.

    • bet — December 20, 2012 @ 6:59 pm (#)

      you definitely need these one way or another! :)

  6. Jessica W — December 20, 2012 @ 7:01 pm (#)

    I love when Mr. Bennet says, “An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.”

  7. Rebekkah — December 26, 2012 @ 11:18 am (#)

    My favorite quote from Pride and Prejudice is when Mr. Darcy says: “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.”

  8. sara — December 26, 2012 @ 12:00 pm (#)

    VERY cute. :)

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