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Jane Eyre: A Series of Board Books for Brilliant Babies (Baby Lit) (edition 2012)

by Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver

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Totally cute. I got this because I collect hardcover editions of Jane Eyre and I thought this was adorable. Perfect for my Jane-ophiles everywhere. ( )
  bostonbibliophile | Apr 28, 2012 |
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  melodyreads | Feb 11, 2014 |
{ I received this book and Little Master Carroll for free in exchange for an honest review. Full review originally posted to my blog, PidginPea's Book Nook. }

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 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! ( )
  PidginPea | Jul 21, 2012 |
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 two-year old'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. ( )
  RoseCityReader | May 2, 2012 |
Totally cute. I got this because I collect hardcover editions of Jane Eyre and I thought this was adorable. Perfect for my Jane-ophiles everywhere. ( )
  bostonbibliophile | Apr 28, 2012 |
From Lilac Wolf and Stuff

Prepare for the gush. Look at those covers, the entire books are like that. I love reading picture books with my boys, but you rarely find something that tickles your own personal style so much. Alice in Wonderland is a color primer, with the colorful characters and colors on every page. Though the blue catepillar is not really "blue" and the orange cat with the pink background is hard to see. But the pictures are so cute, and Ivan adores it. He even gets it, the 2 I thought would be difficult he nailed the first try.

Little Miss Bronte Jane Eyre has this baby-goth thing going on. I fell in love! I have got to give Bronte another chance. I have lumped her in with Jane Austen...perhaps that isn't fair. Jane Eyre is a counting primer. It has the number and then the item being counted. On the other side is a gorgeous picture. "1 GOVERNESS" AND "6 CHALKBOARDS" up to 10. The chalkboards have some lessons written on them. At 10 there are books numbered 1 through 10, Gulliver's Travels is the only title...I wonder if that classic was mentioned within Jane Eyre. I'd have to look up when each was written.

So, get these for your baby? They won't teach your kids to love the great classics, but they will be educational and eye catching just the same. Your little ones will enjoy them. Just ask Ivan, who is pulling me away from the computer as I type begging me to read them again, which I am now going to do! ( )
  lilacwolf | Apr 26, 2012 |
How cute are these books? Seriously! Baby Lit Books take these well known classics and turn them into something that every baby would love. The pictures are bursting with character and color. They teach counting and colors. Reading this book to your child will give them their first introduction to classic literature but in a very fun way. The Baby Lit series includes: Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, and Pride and Prejudice. I only wish that this series was available when my kids were babies. These books are adorable. ( )
  mt256 | Apr 6, 2012 |
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