Classics for your babies! (Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland reimagined)

Where a classic collides with adorable illustrations. Oh, and you learn something too!

My two cents

We all know that our kids deserve a head start in everything -- especially reading! So you have to check these two new additions to the BabyLit books written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver.


I don't really know what else to say about these two books ... I love the fact that they are based on classics. I love the illustrations, which are bold, colourful, cute and so textured. And that they are sturdy board books that can withstand baby hands - definitely icing on the cake!

The books do not intend to tell the actual story but cleverly introduce characters, elements, and the setting. Clever indeed! So when your baby grows a little older for the adapted versions ... and let then grow them up a bit more eventually the real versions ... they can make that connection!

So, the Cheshire cat makes an appearance as "Orange Cat," the Mad Hatter with "Brown Hat" and the Queen of Hearts with ... what else, "Red Heart" of course! I personally love the whimsy and colour of Alice in Wonderland, which is the whole point of the book - to teach colour!


But who can not love fall in love with Jane Eyre toddler-style? The darker, broodier colours make a dramatic contrast to Alice in Wonderland but the same whimsical illustrations are carried through. This is a counting primer, so expect to make connections with numbers and Jane Eyre's world - chalkboards, insects, books ... and even an introduction to characters Adele and Mr. Rochester.

 Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre (A Baby Lit Counting Primer)

The author and illustrator did a wonderful job. Having these in the house as toddlers ... can only lead to better exposed youngsters who will be demanding and discriminating of their reading fare!

I received copies of these books from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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6 comments

  1. Wow these look great! Thanks for the review.

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  2. I want these SO badly. I swear my baby needs them. ;)

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  3. Oh I didn't realise that the Alice one was colours! I didn't want to get another counting one, but colours, awesome! Plus I love the illustrations. ;)

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  4. Oh and there's also Dracula and Dickens - have you looked at those? I don't know if they're counting or what.

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    1. The colours are really bright! I would've loved to have some pages framed (if i had a baby ha!) I havent seen Dracula or Dickens yet and will be on the lookout for them at the bookstore. I ended up giving away my copies to someone with a baby!

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