*Cozy Classics: Jane Eyre by Jack Wang & Holman Wang
The orphaned Jane Eyre is despised by her aunt, who treats her cruelly. One day, her aunt locks her in the red room where her uncle died, and Jane is so terrified she faints! She is then sent to Lowood School where the Headmaster proves just as harsh. When Jane drops a slate and claims—honestly—that it was an accident, the headmaster calls her a liar and makes her stand on a stool in front of all the other girls.
Jane grows up to become a governess at Thornfield Hall. A few months after her arrival, she comes across a rider who has fallen off his horse and helps him on his way. When she returns to Thornfield, she discovers that the stranger is none other than Mr. Edward Rochester, the master of the house. Jane falls in love but believes Mr. Rochester is in love with someone else. Instead, he proposes to her!
On their wedding day, Jane discovers that Mr. Rochester is hiding a terrible secret. She leaves Thornfield and endures hunger and cold before being taken in. Eventually she receives an offer of marriage but realizes she’s still in love with Mr. Rochester. She returns to Thornfield only to find it destroyed by fire and Mr. Rochester blinded, but she marries him nonetheless. Soon they have a son, and his sight returns!
Cozy Classics uses a simple one word/one image format to help babies and toddlers build vocabulary and learn everyday concepts such as body parts, emotions, animals, relationships, actions, and opposites. However, Cozy Classics organizes everyday words in a more unique way: through story. By putting words in the context of a story, our books help children find further meaning through a growing sense of narrative.
As children get older, parents can expand on the stories in ever more elaborate ways. If you need a little help, just use the brief synopsis on the back of each book or the longer synopses (the Cozy version) above. But there’s no right or wrong way to read Cozy Classics. Use the words and images as prompts to invent stories of your own and encourage your children to do the same.