Jane Eyre: A Series of Board Books for Brilliant Babies (Little Miss Bronte: Babylit)
With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Charlotte Brontë 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 … see full wiki
Baby Lit Books are "a fashionable way to introduce your child to the world of classic literature".
Delightfully illustrated by Alison Oliver and conceived by Jennifer Adams, Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre features characters and objects from the beloved classic in the form of a counting primer.
We're presented with 1 Governess, 2 Trunks, 3 Candles, 4 Towers (Thornfield Hall!), 5 Trees, 6 Chalkboards, 7 Insects, 8 Drawings (Adele! Mr. Rochester!), 9 Pears and 10 Books.
Admittedly, I haven't read Jane Eyre since Junior High, but it doesn't take a Janeite to realize that calling this book BabyLit is more than a stretch (and an insult to literary types, really).
If you'd like to introduce literature to toddlers in the most basic of forms (a few characters, general setting and a classic book title), then you very well may enjoy this book. I can see how it might be a big hit at an upscale baby shower (or among intellectual wannabes).
But if you're looking for a basic re-telling of Jane Eyre to pass on to little ones, I think you will be greatly disappointed.
-- Janet Boyer, author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse and Snowland Tarot
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