Little Miss Austen

Little Miss Austen

Book rating: 05 Board book BabyLit Books

By (author) Jennifer Adams

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  • Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Format: Board book | 22 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 173mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Layton
  • ISBN 10: 1423622022
  • ISBN 13: 9781423622024
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 1,353

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Introduce your little bibliophile to the romantic world of Jane Austen in Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit 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 a dozen books including Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen and the popular Y Is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent ABC Book for Grown-Ups. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City. 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

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By Colleen 13 May 2012 5

"...I would recommend this for both your tiny ladies AND gentlemen, because little boys can enjoy the classics too, and that includes Austen. Plus, numbers and counting are for people of every gender! This also makes a sweet and unique gift for any Janeite."

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I have read all of Jane Austen works, many biographies, nonfiction, and oodles of sequels - but an Austen-inspired children's board book? Whoa! Curious? I was. Don't ya just love the creativity that our Jane inspires? When I first heard about Pride & Prejudice: Little Miss Austen (BabyLit) by Jennifer Adams, the same author who wrote the lovely Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen, I was quite intrigued. Would this be a retelling of one of my favorite classic novels for very young readers? How would it translate into a children's counting primer? And, how the heck would I review a children's book - total virgin territory for me. Once I had a copy of the book in hand, many of my concerns were immediately dispelled. It was indeed a board book, a small compact cardboard version of a book - easy for a child to hold, unrippable and chewable. (Yes. As a bookseller, I have seen many a toddler stick a board book in their mouth and gnaw on it like a teething ring.) At 22 pages, it was both compact and lightweight, but what will ultimately appeal to parent and child is the total Pride and Prejudice theme that author Jennifer Adams and illustrator Alison Oliver have embraced. From the bright and cheery front cover displaying an image of (one assumes) a wide eyed, and very young Miss Austen, to the 20 clever and striking illustrations inside, I was awed by the choice of characters, Regency clothing and objects used and the ease of the text. . . Charming, whimsical and historical accurate, Pride & Prejudice: Little Miss Austen, offers the very young reader an early introduction to Jane Austen - planting seeds for her total world take-over!--Laurel Ann Nattress"Austenprose.com" (08/03/2011)

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For Suzanne--J.A. For Louanne--A.O. Text (c) 2011 Jennifer Adams Illustrations (c) 2011 Alison Oliver BabyLit(TM) is a registered trademark of Gibbs Smith, Publisher All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without written permission from the publisher, except brief portions quoted for purpose of review. Designed by Alison Oliver Printed and bound in Heshan, China by Leo Paper Manufactured in Heshan, China in May 2011 by Leo Paper Products, Ltd. Gibbs Smith books are printed on either recycled, 100% post-consumer waste, FSC-certified papers or on paper produced from sustainable PEFC-certified forest/controlled wood source. Learn more at www.pefc.org. Published by Gibbs Smith P.O. Box 667 Layton, Utah 84041 1.800.835.4993 orders www.gibbs-smith.com ISBN: 978-1-4236-2202-4 First Edition 15 14 13 12 11 5 4 3 2 1 BabyLit(TM) is a fashionable way to introduce your child to the world of classic literature. Visit BabyLit.com for more information.