By Jack and Holman Wang

So adorable it makes our hearts hurt” ~

Cozy Classics is the popular board book series that abridges well‐loved stories in just 12 child‐friendly words and 12 needle‐felted illustrations. By presenting words that not only introduce simple concepts but create a narrative, Cozy Classics offers parents the chance to foster a rich and compelling storytelling experience that will expand, elaborate, and grow as their children grow.

Is your knowledge of the classics is a bit rusty? No worries! Just make up the story, or ask you child to (after all, there’s no “right” way to curl up with a book!). But if you’re keen to share the original story and need a little help, just click on the covers below for story synopses, character lists, and quotations from the original classics:



After Pip receives a fortune from a mysterious benefactor, he goes off to London to become a gentleman. Will this be enough to win Estella’s heart?


After Mr. Darcy refuses to dance with Elizabeth, he has a change of heart. Will Elizabeth overcome her first impressions and accept his offer of marriage?


When Ishmael joins the whale ship Pequod, he meets a mysterious captain named Ahab. Will Ahab succeed in his quest to find the whale that took his leg?


As Napoleon moves into Russia, Andrei and Pierre, two men who love the same woman, fight to save their country. Which man will Natasha choose?

Enchanting… a service to literate families everywhere” ~ Wall Street Journal


After Maria receives a nut‐cracker for Christmas, it magically comes alive after she falls asleep. What adventures await her in the Land of Sweets?


After going from rags to riches, Jean Valjean rescues Cosette from a life of misery. Will they escape the mysterious man who appears from Valjean’s past?


Despite Mr. Knightley’s objections, Emma is determined to see her friend Harriet married to a gentleman. Will Emma succeed in making the match?

After running away from home, Huck meets a man who is making his own escape. Will Huck find the courage to help Jim reach freedom?

Real tenderness and occasional profundity” ~ The Telegraph (UK)

A terrible cyclone sweeps Dorothy and her dog Toto to the Land of Oz. Can her strange new friends help Dorothy get back to Kansas?

Tom is an imaginative boy who is always getting into trouble. Will he and Huck survive the storm? Will he and Becky escape the cave?

After moving to Thornfield Hall, Jane discovers that Mr. Rochester is hiding a terrible secret. Will she still marry the man she loves?

After years of hardship in an orphanage, Oliver runs away to London, where he joins a gang of pickpockets. Will he escape a life of crime?

The perfect, vaguely irreverent, and super erudite baby gift” ~ Cool Mom Picks

Cozy Classics has been featured the New York Times, People, US Weekly, HuffPost, Apartment Therapy, and many other media outlets. Artwork from Cozy Classics has been exhibited at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition and the Rosenberg Gallery at Hofstra University. For all the buzz on Cozy Classics, click here!
A Cozy Classics teaser from Chronicle Books!

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