The Nutcracker (Cozy Classics)
The Cozy Classics series is the brainchild of two brothers, both dads, who were thinking of ways to teach words to their very young children. They hit upon the classics as the basis for their infant primers, and the rest, as they say, is history. Every classic book in the series is condensed to twelve child-friendly wordsâaccompanied by beautiful hand-felted scenesâthat accurately and humourously summarize each book's plot. Here are some of the Great Books of Western Literature for toddlers and their parents in board book formâa little bit serious, a little bit ironic, entirely funny and clever and always a welcome gift.
"A sweet stocking stuffer."-Kirkus Reviews
Jack and Holman Wang are twin brothers who grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. They first began writing and illustrating books together in the third grade. Jack earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona and a PhD in english with an emphasis in creative writing from Florida State University, where his major area was the history of the novel. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where he specialises in fiction writing and serves as chair. Holman, an artist and former middle school teacher, holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in architecture history, both from the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Bathroom Stuff, a nonfiction coffee table book on the history of everything in your bathroom. His work has been featured in newspapers and on TV and radio, including NPR and the CBC. Jack has two daughters. Holman has a daughter and a son. They both love reading to their children, and they're both eager to pass on the classics.