I have a new review up on GreenSpotBlue.com. It is a children’s book review of BabyLit Books by Jennifer Adams. If you are a reader (or know some readers) with young kids (or expecting some) I recommend you check out my review. Here is the beginning:
This doesn’t happen often to me…
When I found these books I immediately had to have them for my daughter for Christmas. Yes, my daughter was only 8-months old at the time so I was being a little too ridiculous in my excitement as I frantically visited book Web site after book Web site trying to find a local store that had copies on their shelves. The idea of these books inspired me to that great an extent that when I finally found copies and had them held it at the front desk, I breathed a sigh of relief.
See, I had to give my daughter her first copy of Pride & Prejudice … Of course, this new version I found is only about counting to ten.
BabyLit Books by Jennifer Adams, with wonderful illustrations by Alison Oliver, is a new series of hard books for young children using great literature as a template for counting instruction. There are two books out in the series at this time. Little Master Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and Little Miss Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.
I love the idea behind these books and the illustrations are very charming. They are also filled with subtle humor for both the well-read reader and the newbie.
You can read the rest of my review here where I go into more detail around the books (their pluses and minuses). Enjoy!