New Classics for Children
Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us to share some lovely classic board books for the youngest readers in our lives…
Over the last 18 months a few delightful books have come on the market aimed at littles but based on classics we are exposed to a school. I adore this notion as some of my favourite stories have been recreated by two different publishing houses and i can share them with my boys at an early age.Gibbs Smith have created a Baby Lit Series with art work by Alison Oliver and text Jen Adams. The primers created are just adorable and range from Dracula to Sense and Sensibility to the new titles Sherlock Holmes and Anna Karenina! It is a delightful way to introduce little to the world of classic literature and she an abridged version of the longer stories by the likes of Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and William Shakespeare. My favourite Wuthering Heights is available! Brooding and dark but still appropriate to share. There are also the most adorable totes to be used as library bags and prints which would look perfect in a library or reading nook space.
Cozy Classics are the other publishing house recreating classics for children. The style of Holman and jack Wang is very unique and ever so delightful. Each classic picture book in the series is condensed to 12 pages and 12 words which highlight the theme of the story in words which littles can relate to. The books present as word primers with beautiful needle felted illustrations. I think the needle felted creations making these books stand out in the ever producing children literature market and I believe that these will become classics in their own right. Here is a video of the process and behind the scenes of creating the pieces.