Category: Odds & Ends

6 second classics

Burt’s Bees has started a new Vine campaign playing on the classics in 6 seconds. You can see the Vines below. What’s really cool is that when Chicago Now reported on the new Burt’s Bees campaign, it reminded them of Cozy Classics! It seems that we’re something of a cultural touchstone now on riffing on the classics! Read more →

Emma – Cozy Classics vs. TV & Film

With the upcoming release of Cozy Classics: Emma in a few weeks, we thought we’d contrast and compare the characters in our version with three beloved TV and film versions of Emma (clockwise from our version): the 1996 big-screen movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, the 1996 TV movie starring Kate Beckinsale, and the 2009 TV mini-series starring Romola Garai. So which… Read more →

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOODREADS

Dear Goodreads, We emailed you on June 4, 2013 and July 9, 2013 about what we think is a Goodreads spamming / hacking / bot issue. We have not had a response to our queries, let alone a resolution. We are writing you this open letter in hopes that we can receive the courtesy of a reply. Our concerns relate… Read more →

Cozy Classics Wiggle 3D

We’ve  had lots of parents tell us that our felt images are so realistic and 3-dimensional-looking that their young children often reach out towards the books to try and grab the figures! Well, just to take the 3-D effect one step further, here are some wiggle 3-D animated GIFs, which really create a neat effect. We’re not animators by any… Read more →

Our favorite bookstore displays

Last week, McNally Jackson in New York City put up a cheeky book display entitled “Goodnight Nobody: Existentialism for Babies”. Not only did the display include classics like Goodnight Moon, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Little Prince, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go (which all merit Wikipedia entries), but it also included Cozy Classics: Moby Dick! Here are a… Read more →

We’re not worthy!

Jack and I are doing our best Wayne and Garth impression today. Not only do we have the privilege of having our version of Moby Dick profiled in Prima Baby in England, we get to share a page with Kate Middleton! Holman has spoken with the Queen once in his life (in grade 9, in front of a Science World… Read more →

Christmas and the Classics

‘Tis the season to think about Christmas… and the classics. Christmas was evidently on the minds of many a great novelist. For example, here is the word count for “Christmas” (excluding chapter titles) in the original versions of the four current Cozy Classics titles: Moby Dick – 4 times Pride and Prejudice – 6 times Les Misérables – 7 times… Read more →