Alice in Wonderland: A Colors Primer (Little Master Carroll: Babylit)
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Baby Lit Books are "a fashionable way to introduce your child to the world of classic literature".
My first introduction to the Baby Lit Books was Alice in Wonderland, a color primer by Jennifer Adams with illustrations by Alison Oliver.
A marvelous idea with charming illustrations, Alice in Wonderland is a flexible board book featuring a white rabbit, black shoes, a purple bottle, an orange cat, a blue caterpillar, a brown hat, pink flamingos, red hearts, a green frog and a yellow teapot.
Except...the blue caterpillar isn't blue. He's teal...which looks greenish.
This is obviously a big problem, because, after all, Alice in Wonderland is a color primer.
I have another Baby Lit Book, Jane Eyre, and it's cover is blue. True blue. And believe me, when compared to the green caterpillar and green font that says "blue"...well, there's a huge difference.
I would have LOVED to have highly recommended this book; the bottles and the Queen of Hearts actually put a smile on my face.
But as a color primer, I'm afraid I have to advise passing on Alice in Wonderland...unless you'd like to explain to your confused toddler why "blue" isn't really "blue". (You can see for yourself with Amazon's Search Inside feature. Just click on the book cover, type "caterpillar" into the box and click "Go".)
-- Janet Boyer, author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse and Snowland Tarot
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