Monday, 6 October 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON ... GOODNIGHT, MR DARCY ( A BABY LIT PARODY ) - HOW TO INTRODUCE VERY YOUNG READERS TO JANE AUSTEN'S WORLD


About the Book  

The adored children’s classic Goodnight Moon gets a classic lit makeover in this charming parody of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice novel. In the opening of Goodnight Mr. Darcy ($16.99, Jacketless Hardcover, 10 x 8-1/2 in, 32 pages, 978-1-4236-3670-0), all of Austen’s much-loved characters are at the Netherfield Ball: In the great ballroom, there was a country dance, and a well-played tune, and Elizabeth Bennett; and Mr. Darcy surprised, by a pair of fine eyes . . . And don’t forget Jane with a blush and Mr. Bingley turned to mush, and a gossiping mother and father saying hush.
Parents and toddlers alike will enjoy this new take on Austen’s timeless work à la Goodnight Moon.



About the Authors 

Kate Coombs has written six previous books for children, including the award-winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate lives in Utah, where she is the curriculum director for Gibbs Smith Education.


Alli Arnold graduated from Parsons School of Design and has illustrated for clients such as Travel & Leisure Magazine, the New York Times, Barneys New York, Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co., and Bergdorf Goodman. Alli happily resides in the Old Northeast of St. Petersburg, Florida, but often travels back to her beloved New York City to recharge her batteries.

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13 comments:

Ruth Clapp said...

I gave the earlier P&P for little ones to my grand daughter. This looks even better. I can't wait to see how she reacts to a new version of GN MOON.

Ruth Clapp

Deborah Ann said...

This is a great idea. I'd love to read it to my class of 4 year olds. One of my students is mamed Elizabeth Jane...her parents love Pride and Prejudice. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

RS said...

One of my favorites to read to my children when they were little. Would have loved to have had this 30 years ago!

Dung Vu said...

This sounds like a great way to introduce children about one of the world best literary works by Jane Austen!

Pam K. said...

I'd probably give it to my daughter, who is even more of a Jane Austen fan than I am. I think she'd enjoy reading it to her children someday.

Laurie I said...

I'd like to keep this book for myself so that I could read it to the young ones who come to visit me. This way many could benefit from it.

janewrites said...

I love this! Can't wait to read it :)

junewilliams7 said...

This book would be for me, but I would gladly read it aloud to any little kids I know.

Cathie Maud Cabot said...

Would it be awful to admit that the book is for me? But I would read it to my children (who are yet to happen!!!)

dstoutholcomb said...

my boys (which means it's really for me)

Carol said...

I think it would have to be me. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book.

junewilliams7 said...

(blinks) O, it's me! THANK YOU, Maria Grazia!! I am going to adore reading this story. Merci, grazie, mahalo!

junewilliams7 said...

(blinks) O, it's me! THANK YOU, Maria Grazia!! I am going to adore reading this story. Merci, grazie, mahalo!