Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Review Bundle: Little Miss Bronte & Little Master Carroll

Little Miss Bronte &
Little Master Carroll
by Jennifer Adams & Alison Oliver

Available as: board books
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publication date: March 1, 2012
Suggested tags: childrens

From Goodreads:
"With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Charlotte Bronte and Lewis Carroll, Baby Lit is 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 Bronte and Little Master Carroll are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library."

I received these books for free in exchange for an honest review.

I can't even take it. How precious are these books?? The Baby Lit books are described as "A Series of Board Books for Brilliant Babies," but I think parents (any adult, for that matter) would get just as much enjoyment out of them as babies would, if not more.

The books incorporate some of the major aspects of each story and bring them to life with charming illustrations. Little Master Carroll, or "Alice in Wonderland, a colors primer," is my favorite of the two books; it highlights most of the major characters from the original story and presents them in a way that even children unfamiliar with the story would still enjoy. The colors are bold and recognizable; I can just picture little fingers excitedly pointing out the white rabbit and the red hearts.

Little Miss Bronte, or "Jane Eyre, a counting primer," seems to be geared a bit more towards adults with a particular affinity for the original story. While children would certainly enjoy counting along with the objects in the book, younger children might not be able to name some of the objects on their own (such as "governess," "trunks," and "towers"). The colors are darker than in Little Master Carroll, which fits perfectly with the story, but may not be as appealing to some parents and children alike. But for a parent who wanted to introduce their young child to their favorite work of classic literature, I think this board book would become something very special for both of them.

Both of these fun, beautiful Baby Lit books will be staying on my shelf until I have little readers of my own to introduce them to!

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars

 Want more Baby Lit? Check out the other two books currently in the series, 
both also written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver.

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