BabyLit's The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer & Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer

Two more classics clothed in cuteness! 

About Little Miss Burnett: The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer by Jennifer Adamas, illustrated by Alison Oliver
Introducing Little Miss Burnett’s The Secret Garden: A BabyLit Flowers Primer. From crocus to snowdrop, daffodil, snapdragon, and more, your child can be one of the few that is allowed in the secret garden all summer long!

About Little Master Cervantes: Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison OliverGet to know the “Hombre de la Mancha” in Little Master Cervantes’ Don Quixote: A BabyLit Spanish Language Primer. Learn everything a daring knight needs to know, in two languages! Man, armor, horse, lady, castle, and more! And of course, it wouldn’t be Don Quixote without a windmill! Each spread features English and Spanish translation side by side. ¡Que bueno!

My two cents

I've been a huge fan of the BabyLit series ever since I laid my eyes on them way back in 2012. Cuteness collides with the classics! And with these two new editions The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer  and Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer, the adorable-ness continues.

The appeal of these books is compelling.

The fact that they are based on classics makes them especially appealing to literary fiends that are parents; it introduces elements of the classics to young 'uns in such a fun way. It's a sneaky way to get classics titles in a toddler's subconscious - literary brainwashing in the best way, anyone?

Of course, there is also the learning side to this series. The Secret Garden edition is all about different types of flowers - perfect for the wannabe gardener. Don Quixote is an English-Spanish primer, perfect for bilingual families.

The illustrations by Alison Oliver are the clincher: they are simple, graphic, adorable. Oliver's artwork would look wonderful in a nursery, don't you think? I've pulled out some illustrations in my previous posts, so I hope you check them out! (Here's Don Quixote and here's The Secret Garden).

I can't wait to see what other classics are transformed for toddlers in this series!


I reviewed two other books in this series - Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland. Check out the review and a video HERE.

I received copies of these books from the publisher for honest review consideration.

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