Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Review: BabyLit Books

 

These BabyLit books are adorable!  I have Little Master Carroll and Little Miss Brontë in front of me, but there are several more available in Jennifer Adams's new series for budding bibliophiles.

The Alice in Wonderland adaptation is a "colors primer"; the Jane Eyre a "counting primer." Both incorporate imaginative, beautiful, captivating images by Alison Oliver inspired by the classics they emulate.  They are not summaries of the plots by any means, giving only the merest nods to the originals.  But they are baby picture books, after all, not graphic novels. 

I don't have a baby or a toddler to read them with, and can't speculate as to what holds a wee bairns's attention, book-wise.  The boards seem plenty sturdy for little teeth and slick enough not to absorb drool, which seems like a good endorsement for a baby book.

For me, the point of these is that they are super cute for adults trying to indoctrinate tiny readers early into a book culture -- either those adults actually reading to the little tykes or, like me, those looking for something fresh and clever to give as gifts to the newborns we come across. 

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8 comments :

Dana - Let's Book It said...

I have seen these and wondered what they were like. Hard to think either would hold a toddler's attention but then I haven't checked out what is between the covers.

Anna said...

These sound wonderful! I wish they were around when my daughter was younger.

bermudaonion said...

I'll be reviewing these soon. They're adorable but I think they're for younger than two year olds.

Larissa said...

These are so cute! I didn't know about them. But I agree with bermudaonion, they seem for younger than 2 years old.

Rose City Reader said...

Dana: They are cute!

Anna: There seem to be no shortage of adorable book for little ones.

Kathy: You are probably right. I had to take a guess, since I have no personal experience. Well, my own, I suppose, but I don't remember what book I first chewed on or how old I was when I did it.

Larissa: I'll bow to those who actually know. :) Maybe I'll edit.

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aloi said...

hi there! i received these for review and i just fell in love with them.

Here's my review (and video!)

Classics for your babies

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