Book Review: Baby Lit Classics -Board Books by Jennifer Adams

Baby Lit Classics – by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison Oliver
Published by Gibbs Smith Publishers 2011-2012
Books provided by publisher for review.
With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, Baby Lit™ is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple counting text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar’s Alison Oliver, Little Miss Austen and Little Master Shakespeare are a must for every savvy parent’s nursery library.
My Thoughts:
  I am thrilled at the opportunity to share these little gems on the blog.  Bright bold illustrations, and concise text make these a great choice for sharing with little ones. Whether it be the early concepts of colours or counting, the Baby Lit series introduces them in a clever and unique way by presenting them alongside beloved and very simplified classics. We have the first two from the series in my library and we can’t seem to keep them on the shelves, they are always checked out. Though not ideal for a story time read aloud they are perfect for sharing one on one, and would make a wonderful baby gift. As a fan of  classics I can also see these being adored and appreciated by any book lover.  I’ll definitely be collecting the series.
from  Little Master Stoker: Dracula
from Little Master Carroll:  Alice in Wonderland
Others in the series:
Little Miss Austen: Pride & Prejudice
Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre
Little Master Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Little Master Dickens: A Christmas Carol

Little Travellers

   In February I’m launching a new program at our library called “Little Travellers”©. It’s a program for ages 3-5, where I’ll feature a different country each week. I’m sooo excited about it and I really hope the children and parents enjoy what I have planned. Each week I’ll highlight stories, music, art, and games from a different country. I’ve even created little passports for the kids to decorate and stamp each week as we “travel” to different parts of the world.
One activity I created to encourage globe, and map exploration is a “pass the globe” game. I purchased a large inflatable globe and have placed a large sticker shape on Canada. Each week I’ll add a another sticker to show the country we’re visiting, we’ll pass/toss the globe around and each child will look for the stickers on the globe!
The Little Travellers program will be a great addition to the Little’s Series © I’ve created at our library
“Little Artists”, “Little Music Makers”, “Little Illustrators” and “Little Scientists” ©