With over 44 million books in print, JAN BRETT’s exquisite art is universally recognized as being among the finest in children’s books today. For over 40 years she has brought highly-praised folktale retellings to millions of youngsters, their teachers, and parents. Set in Alaska, COZY IN LOVE (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) is a gorgeous reimagining of the classic folktale, The Crow and the Pitcher. No one does winter like Jan Brett. The Alaskan landscape and animals will delight teachers, librarians, and kids.
After a defeat in a battle of strength, Cozy is convinced he’ll never impress the radiant Lofti. But while he is sulking, he learns of a bigger concern—his friend Bella, the beluga whale, is about to get trapped in fast forming ice. Cozy races to the inlet where Bella is in trouble. Luckily, he thinks of a new way to use his strong legs and tough horns to help save her. Cozy, the lovable musk ox, shows how helping your friends is always the right thing to do— no matter who is watching.
Brett’s art is inspired by expeditions to Alaska where she encountered musk oxen in the Matanuska Valley, horned puffins playing at a waterfall on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay, and a charming pod of beluga whales carrying seaweed on their heads in Turnagain Arm.
Book written for ages 4-8 years old.