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. 


If you would like your reviews of these or other BabyLit books listed here, please leave a comment with a link and I will add it.

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