Why wait to introduce children to great literature? Enter BabyLit, a series of beautifully illustrated board books by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver that explain concepts like counting and colors, while familiarizing babies and toddlers with child-size classics from Austen, Shakespeare, Brontë, and more.
MOBY-DICK: A BABYLIT OCEAN PRIMER (Gibbs Smith)
Herman Melville wrote Moby-Dick in the 1800s, and there have been many editions of this tale of Ishmael and Captain Ahab since then, all for adults. Now, little ones can learn words like ships, waves, and anchor, all typeset on swirling, twirling waves of color-saturated pages.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE: A BABYLIT COUNTING PRIMER (Gibbs Smith)
Jane Austen’s tale of the five Bennet sisters and their ensuing romances is a classic—and will inspire smiles and giggles from the content toddler listening to this entertaining board book re-creation. Plus, you and your little one can have fun counting along with the delightful (and pretty!) Austen-themed illustrations.
Stairs creak, hounds howl, and gates screech in this toddler take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective story. Best of all, this book is fun for parents to read aloud, thanks to all the onomatopoeia used in the mysterious setting.