#109-110 – Baby Lit Books: Alice in Wonderland & Jane Eyre by Jennifer Adams

A to Z Challenge Day 2: B

.Baby Lit™ Books take the perennial popularity of classic writers like Charlotte Brontë and Lewis Carroll, in a 

fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar’s Alison Oliver, Little Miss Brontë and Little Master Carroll are a must for every savvy parent’s nursery library.

Alice in Wonderland: A Baby Lit Colors Primer

Jane Eyre: A Baby Lit Counting Primer

These are the newest additions in the Baby Lit Series by author Jennifer Adams and illustrator Alison Oliver.  Together they are writing what is sure to be the next board book classic for the youngest set. Each book is a 22 page unique primer for counting or for color.  The pages are made of thick cardboard and just right for little hands to turn the on their own.  Moms will love the sturdiness of each book and the styling.  Jane Erye has the motifs of the Charlotte Brontë classic.  Alice in Wonderland has the whimsicality of the Carroll Lewis classic.

The little board books are just the cutest books I think I have ever seen.  When I received an email asking if I would like to review a couple of books on the classics for young children, I was intrigued.  “How in the world are they going to do that?”  I thought.  Once I saw them, held them in my hands, and turned the pages I was amazed.  The simplicity of these books is its genius.  Teach your child how to count or learn colors while at the same time infusing curiosity for Jane Eyre or Alice in Wonderland, and not just in the child.

Looking through these two books had me wondering when I had last read these two classics.  The Baby Lit Books are classical looking and will have any shelf they are on stand out from their beauty.  They are simply gorgeous.  But mostly, the Baby Kit Books will help young children learn how to count and understand colors, while awakening a subconscious curiosity for the classics.  If mom and dad react as I did, they will want to pull out their well-worn copy of Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland and start reading to their child.  What a great bedtime idea.

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Alice in Wonderland: A Colors Primer

978-1-4236-2477-6

Jane Eyre: A Counting Primer

978-1-4236-2474-5
Author: Jennifer Adams
Illustrator: Alison Oliver
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Books
Publication Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 22
Ages: 0 - 3

**Both Books

A to Z Challenge Day 2: B

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14 thoughts on “#109-110 – Baby Lit Books: Alice in Wonderland & Jane Eyre by Jennifer Adams

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  3. Jayne Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time. I’m curious how they change it for a child audience, since it is rather dark in many places. Still, it’s great to get kids interested in classic literature at any age!

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    • The book is more of a counting primer for kids with items from the book used to do the counting. I think these books are a hit with parents because the author has taken a favorite book of theirs to supplement the counting. Parents buy the books. Hook them and you have a sale.

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  4. These books look like an awesome concept. Funny — what one commenter says — her kids are too old but she wants them! I’ve read that about picture books — kids outgrow them quickly so their friends don’t think of them as “babies” but eventually can come around to viewing them as beautiful works art … 🙂

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    • I think you are so right. I have seen a lot of picture books this past year and some I hate to give up. They are gorgeous or the text strikes a chord. Plus, they are not the easiest books to write, so when I find a really awesome one I don’t want to give it up. Maybe it’s the second childhood we supposedly go through.

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  5. I remember you from the PiBoIdMo challenge, Erik…welcome to the blogging challenge! I was made aware of the Jane Austen books a few weeks ago…I wish I would have written them myself! I hadn’t realized that they were a series. Good work, and keep it up. I’m impressed!

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  6. Hello! These books are awesome. What a clever idea! I have three nieces and a godson in the 0-3 age category. I can not wait to pick these up for them! Thanks for the recommendation. Happy A to Z and have a great week!

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    • These are books three and four in the series. The first two are Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet. These books are so awesome. I hope your nieces and godson like them.

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    • I’m too old too, and no kids in the house. Wish books were not given to library after review, I’d love to keep these two. They’re so unique ans gorgeous.

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  7. I’ve got Alice in Wonderland waiting on my Kindle. I’ve been wanting to read it and discover the magic! Nice to find a great Kid Lit review blog!

    Welcome to the challenge!

    KarenG

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    • I hope that you have a Kindle Fire so the pictures come through as beautifully as they really are and not the black and white of the regular Kindle. I was thrilled the publisher sent the actual books. I would have missed a lot, I think, reading it on my Kindle eReader. I know you will love Alice in Wonderland. It is so adorable.

      Doing the challenge and finding books that match–only from what has been sent in for review–is not easy. Why I thought it would escapes me. : )

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