A new trend I see as I review books is the trend to make the very classics of English literature available for the younger set. There are books featuring ‘The Bard’ available. Chaucer's works get a new treatment for the new set. There is even an updated Beowulf retold and illustrated for children! Wow! I'm glad to see our children get a taste, at an early age, of the very early English classics.
This book also seeks to bring Shakespeare to a new generation. The book doesn't present any full plays. Rather, it takes select passages from Shakespeare's first Folio. Colorful illustrations accompany the 14 selected passages. The passages retain their Elizabethan language what with the ‘thees’, ‘thous’ and ‘thys.’ This gives the child a sense of the older English without being overwhelmed by pages of said dialect.
Overall the book is a fine introduction to ‘The Bard’ for small children. Who knows, they might even want to read Shakespeare!
When it comes to poetry and prose, William Shakespeare is your man. Much of his work is emotional and beautiful. He is thought to be one of the world's great writers.
"Shakespeare for Children" by Wordwindow is a delightful storybook containing a collection of quotes from William Shakespeare's collected plays known as the
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