Friday, March 16, 2012
Book Review(s): Baby Lit Books by Jennifer Adams
It's no secret that Justin and I are both total book nerds. We both love to read, and can easily get lost in a book for the better portion of a day. One of my favorite activities is browsing the library or used book store, hoping to find a hidden treasure.
It's also no secret that we hope to facilitate that love of books in Lizzy as well. We go to story time in the library weekly, and many of our household traditions revolve around books.
Yesterday, I received two books from the Baby Lit: Classic Books for Brilliant Babies series, and I literally squealed with glee. I mean, how could you not? The two books that I received to review were Alice in Wonderland: A Colors Primer and Jane Eyre: A Counting Primer both by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver. Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet round out the other Baby Lit books. In a word? They are STUNNING.
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, bright, funky, and fun. I could absolutely picture some of them framed in a nursery.
The content is age-appropriate for Lizzy, but also kind of fun for me--number 9 in the Jane Eyre book is "9 pearls", which Lizzy can easily understand, but then tucked away in the bottom corner of the illustration, it also says "I have as much soul as you--and full as much heart," which is a quote that adult lovers of Jane Eyre will appreciate as well.
Overall, I really, really, really love these books, and want to go buy the other two immediately. As I mentioned before, they're a little for her and a little for me--because what bona fide bookworm wouldn't get a little kick out of their toddler reading Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, or Romeo and Juliet to a couch full of their stuffed animals?!
Disclosure Statement: Both Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland were provided to me by Gibbs Smith for review. I did not receive any other compensation for my review, and all opinions about the books are my own. I don't think I could like about a book even if I tried.