February 27, 2012

Picture Book Review of 'Mr Darcy'

My Darcy is a delightful picture book written by Alex Field and illustrated by Peter Carnavas. It was published by New Frontier Publishing in 2011.

Mr Darcy is a rather reserved and gentle duck and he is used to being admired. After all, he does live on the edge of Permberley Park, and his extraordinary tall hat does make him look like a very distinguished duck.

One day, Mr Darcy receives an invitation to tea with Lizzy and her sisters. But Lizzy lives in a small, ordinary park. Maybe he's far too important to go?

Mr Darcy thinks it's best to avoid the situation and when asked by Lizzy, 'Will we see you for tea on Sunday?' He turns bright red and hurries away. He's in such a hurry to get away from this pressing engagement that Mr Darcy falls in an enormous puddle of mud.

'Do you need help?' his friends ask. 
'No, thank you,' replied a polite Mr Darcy.

Deciding that it's better not to bother anybody, he stays shivering in the mud until he discovers that it's okay to let his friends know he needs some help.

Alex Field's great love of Jane Austen's Mr Darcy from 'Pride and Prejudice' inspired her to create Mr Darcy. Mr Darcy has all the great qualities of a gentle English aristocrat.

Peter Carnavas' recognisable illustrations have created a gorgeous new look for the well-loved and much admired Mr Darcy.

Click here to have a look at the updated New Frontier website.


Charmaine Clancy said...

What a clever idea!

Wagging Tales

Unknown said...

It's a great book with a very clever theme.

Mr Darcy's one of our favourites!

Candice said...

I love this concept. I must pick up a copy - I'm sure my kids would love it :)

Unknown said...

Hi Candice,
Thanks for your comment.
You can purchase a copy of Mr Darcy through the New Frontier Website. Sienna loves her copy.