Series: Dover Bookmarks
Accessory: 6 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (December 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 0.2 x 5.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
These are another delightful set of Dover bookmarks! On one side they have quotes from Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, As You Like It, and a Midsummer Night's Dream. On the reverse side, there are nicely rendered color illustrations depicting the relevant scene. They are printed on heavy coated stock and are perforated for easy separation into 2"x6" bookmarks.I always keep two or three Dover bookmark booklets handy and I like to give them away as little gifts to my reading friends.
These are really nice book-marks for the money. The pictures from Shakespeare's different plays are very nicely done. They make great gifts for a reading group or even for an English class as a little gift for students for any occassion. Also great for your own use in your books.
I bought these to add to the outside of a gift package for an adult. I am surprised at the poor design, therefore disappointed in these bookmarks. First, the artwork is amateurish, not classic-looking. Second, they are stapled in a booklet and perforated, not individually cut with a crisp edge. Third, they are small for bookmarks - the description size says 3.2 x 5.9 inches - they are 2" X 5.75". Most bookmarks I have purchased are 6.5" to 7.5" long. These just look too short and easy to slip out of a book.I know these are inexpensive, so maybe my expectations were too high, but they are not suitable for giving to an adult - from the artwork to the tear-apart perforated lines, they definitely are only intended for a child. And even then, the pictures are just not attractive. I'm not sure I'd feel good about giving them as an add-on to a gift for a child either.If you're looking for something Shakespeare-themed, more substantial and worthy of gift-giving, one we really enjoyed giving was Shakespeare Insult Generator.Shakespeare Insult Generator: Mix and Match More than 150,000 Insults in the Bard's Own Words. It's about $10, but the recipient will love it.I pride myself on posting only meaningful and unbiased reviews. I, too, use reviews for my personal buying decisions and know that legitimate reviews are invaluable to buyers. If you found this review helpful, please click “yes” below.
Ordinarily I am a big fan of Dover bookmarks but these are not my favorites. The illustrations are reminiscent of kids' book illustrations with no particular distinguishing style or nuance. For a company that has given us Audubon birds and the art works of Degas, Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt, among others, these are a disappointment. Still, they work, and at the price no one will feel cheated.
I used these as a handout for Open House at my high school. There was a question that had to be answered and if the student/parent/sibling got the answer correct they earned the bookmark. They were easy enough to separate due to the perforated edges. I trimmed them down and then laminated them for a sturdier finish. They were a big hit, one of my students said that we needed to get more so they could use them like trading cards. Othello was the biggest hit for my students. The art work is well done and the quotes are appropriate for the respective plays.
These are cheap, so I didn't expect much. Just know that the images are pretty juvenile - like for a child's version of the Bible. Images on one side, titles in print on the other. But they'll do the job and I didn't have to drive to a bookstore to get 'em.
I like these bookmarks, but since they are only paper, they are easily torn/bent/warped. For the price though it isn't a bad deal. You have to be careful when taking the bookmarks out of the book they come in. They can easily be ripped.
These are simple flat bookmarks, w/ rather simple artwork, but w/ various quotes from Willy's plays. All I need in a bookmark is something to keep my place, these work just fine, I like the quotes, they don't cost much, and you get 12 of them. Def do the job, unless you want something elaborate. My cat goes after the tasseled b'marks, and they're like a bukplus apiece, forget it.
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