I envy today’s children who will be able to grow up with the opportunity to see a new Jan Brett book every so often, just as my generation (and the generations before me and after my childhood) got see new Dr. Seuss books.
Cozy is Jan Brett’s latest and follows what has become her signature style – a sort of Russian nesting doll in luscious art.
Cozy is a musk ox with a thick, soft coat. He finds himself alone in the middle of a snow field when a terrible storm whips up. One by one, a cadre of animals approaches Cozy and asks to take refuge from the storm under his fur. Many of these animals might normally be prey to the next animal, a predator, but in this children’s book we know that everything will work out just fine.
If you are at all familiar with Jan Brett’s work, you can expect that in the side panels of art are glimpses of the next animal that we will meet once the page is turned.
It’s a very cute story and young children will definitely want to have this one read to them over and over. The beautiful art will keep parents enjoying the multiple readings.
If you have young children or grandchildren this is definitely a book you will want to have in your library.
Looking for a good book? Jan Brett’s Cozy is about as good as it get for pre-schooler’s picture book.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
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author: Jan Brett
artist: Jan Brett
publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
hardcover, 32 pages