Saturday, July 7, 2012

Baby Lit: Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (Review)

Genre:Children's Book, Picture Book, Board Book, Primer
Publication.Date  March 1st 2012
Pages:22 each
Published By:  Gibbs Smith Publishers
WebsiteJennifer Adams | 

Alice In Wonderland - Goodreads
My review copy:A copy of each book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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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.

     Children love many things, but nothing catches their attention better than something colorful they could play with. And I don't think I need to tell you about the many benefits of play. Every mom out there knows that play increases child's creativity and productivity, makes them happy, and - most importantly - enhances their personal learning and development. And what's a better thing for your child to play with than a beautifully illustrated, colorful book? And not just any book, but a board book designed to help your child learn many valuable things, from counting and identifying colors to essential values and concepts. 

     When I was contacted by the publisher to review some of the Baby Lit books on my blog, I immediately jumped at the opportunity! How could I not? This series is not only absolutely beautiful, visually appealing and fashionable, it's also inspired by the timeless literature classics - and what's more amazing than a book that stimulates your child's imagination and intellectual development, while being absolutely entrancing for you (as a parent AND reader), as well? 

     Baby Lit series consists of many great books. There's Little Miss Austen and her Pride And Prejudice. Then there's Little Master Stoker and his Dracula. There's also Little Master Shakespear and his Romeo & Juliette, and Little Master Dickens and his Christmas Carrol. I was fortunate enough to be able to take a closer look at Little Miss Bronte and her Jane Eyre, as well as Little Master Carroll and his Alice In Wonderland. 

     Alice In Wonderland is absolutely mesmerizing. Designed to introduce your child to the world of colors, this book is bursting with vibrance and vivid, eye-catching illustrations. There's isn't much text in this book, but that's perfectly understandable, considering the fact this it's aimed at a very young audience and it's purpose is to teach them how to identify different colors rather than how to spell. All the pictures are purely delightful, they're bright, clean and very eye-pleasing. The amount of thought and detail put into every page is incredible - even the background colors and patterns were picked with care, resulting in graphics that are sure to capture your child's attention. Your child will also be able to meet all the important characters from the original version of Alice In Wonderland, as they're all hiding within the pages of this book, waiting to tell their stories. I absolutely adored this little treasure of a book!

     Jane Eyre was wonderful, too. In fact, I'm not sure which one of these books I liked more, as they're both very different from each other, despite their similar concepts. Jane Eyre' is a counting primer, and one of the most beautiful ones I have ever laid my eyes upon. Its colors are not as bright and vibrant as Alice's, they're more toned down, slightly darker and definitely less flashy, and that certainly fits the book's theme well. Both the illustrations and the colors are phenomenal, and they're oozing with atmosphere. There's a little bit more text in this book, as it's clearly aimed at a slightly older audience than Alice, but the overall concept remains simple and approachable. I thought this book was truly amazing and very unique, a counting primer that really stands out! 

     Both books are illustrated by the talented Alison Oliver, and I must say that I'm very impressed with how wonderful a job she did here. All the graphics are exquisite, simple yet fascinating. I myself was enchanted by them, and I am positive every child out there would be, too. What's also extremely important from a parent's point of view is the fact that these books are sturdy and safe for your child to play with. The pages are thick, very pleasant to the touch (smooth), and there's no risk of paper-cuts or any other potential injuries. The thickness of each page makes it easy for a child to hold the book and turn the pages on their own, which I also find very important, as it gives your child more independence, allows them to move at their own pace, and has a positive effect on their physical development (turning pages with chubby hands is harder than you'd imagine). At 22 pages long, each of the book is just the perfect length, not too short and not too long. It should hold your child's attention and keep them well occupied for a while. 

     All in all, Baby Lit is a series of gorgeous children's books that every parent should have on their bookshelf. They're cute, simple, and very trendy! I love the idea behind them, and hope to see more of them popping up on the market - I'll be sure to collect them all, and I advise you to do the same! These books are little gems, and they're really worth every penny you'll spend on them, as they'll bring a lot of joy, and not only for your child, but for you, too. 

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Evie is the Blogger behind Bookish. She enjoys reading many different genres, especially YA, Paranormal, Contemporary Fiction and Fantasy.
She loves talking to authors and is always happy to welcome them for interviews, and guest posts. She also likes spreading the love for awesome books and  chatting with fellow book-worms.
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roro said...

so cute

Nana said...

the cover of Alice in Wonderland is so pretty and cute!!

Tanja - Tanychy said...

How cute those covers are!! :) I like Alice!! :)

Amy said...

Those are really gorgeous! They would make great baby shower gifts.

Rebecca said...

This looks so cute! I haven't read many classics so I'm tempted to read these, hehe ;D

Oh So Bookish said...

These look so adorable.

Jaime Lester said...

I need to see if I can find a few of these for my little nephew for Christmas. He is almost 3 this Christmas, so I think it would be the perfect year to get him started reading!

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