Introduce your little bibliophile to the romantic world of Jane Austen in Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit(R) Counting Primer. Stroll through 1 English village to meet 2 rich gentlemen and discover what happens when the 5 Bennet sisters encounter 4 marriage proposals! Alison Oliver's charming illustrations accompany Jennifer Adams' clever, simple text to make this take on a beloved classic perfect for little ones.
JENNIFER ADAMS is the author of more than 30 books, including board books in the best-selling BabyLit series which introduce young children to the world of classic literature. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit her website at jennifer-adams.com. Her favorite baby name is Fitzwilliam.
Alison Oliver runs Sugar design studio. Alison's design portfolio includes everything from logos to packaging and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in Manhattan. Her favorite baby name is Lizzy.BabyLit(R) artwork (c) Alison Oliver
Launching the BabyLit series, this counting book delivers a (very) simplified version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Adams opens with "1 english village" and "2 rich gentlemen," the pale, dapperly dressed Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy. Later follows "4 marriage proposals" and "5 sisters," and the book closes with 10, as in "10,000 pounds a year." While many entries feel like filler ("6 horses, 7 soldiers in uniform"), Oliver's Edward Gorey-meets-Etsy sensibility should make this a hit with English lit students. Available simultaneously: Romeo & Juliet. Up to age 3. (Aug.)Copyright 2011 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.
These adorable Counting Primer board-books are brought to you by Gibbs Smith publishers, and they are truly adorable. If you want to get your little bub interested in Jane Austen as much as you, then you can't go past this. With gorgeous pinks, greens, blues and other dusty colours it's the most elegant children's book I've seen in a while, and if your child is learning their 1 to 10 then this is a must buy.—Jennifer Duke "thebennetsisters.wordpress.com" (7/7/2011 12:00:00 AM)