Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers….the place to be when your looking for something bookish to do; you know, like read, add to your wish list, CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE IBBA…. ^_^.
both titles by Jennifer Adams
and illustrated by Alison Oliver
Okay, let’s stop right here a moment and just gaze at those too-adorable-to-be-true covers. *pauses* Are you gazing? Good because that’s only the beginning of the artistic beauty you will encounter within. Now, add to that the educational value for little ones and you definitely have a winner. The best part about them (besides what I’ve already stated)? You and your little ones will want to hang on to these long after they’ve mastered their colors and graduated to hexadecimals because that’s when the illustrations can be appreciated even more.
, you can recognize the characters from the original story that are being utilized to represent the various colors. There’s the Cheshire Cat with his maniacal grin, the caterpillar uttering his infamous “Who are you?” In Jane, you get to “visit” Thornfield Hall, see Mr. Rochester through new eyes, and share in her adoration of books. You see, these books are sorta like the “magic beds” of the baby lit world (you know, the ones that go from crib to toddler bed to daybed?). Just when you thought your past the age of acceptance for reading a board book, it draws you right back in again from another angle. I can imagine a few blogger friends at this moment plotting out just where they can obtain a copy of these the fastest. (^_^) They really and truly are works of art. Alice
In summary, two literary classics get a kiddy makeover with applause worthy results. No matter your age or “dependent” status, this series is one to watch for and share with readers round the world….I know I will be. Who knows? You just might influence future Bronte and Carroll addicts of tomorrow! ^_^ Review copies courtesy of Eric and Jennifer. (THANKS guys!) For more information on this series, be sure to check out the official BabyLit page via Gibbs Smith (publisher), or like them on Facebook
Until next time…happy reading!