Little Miss Austen

Little Miss Austen : A Babylit(r) Counting Primer

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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 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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 22 pages
  • 172.72 x 172.72 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations throughout
  • 1423622022
  • 9781423622024
  • 13,400

Back cover copy

For Suzanne--J.A.

For Louanne--A.O.

Text (c) 2011 Jennifer Adams

Illustrations (c) 2011 Alison Oliver

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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

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ISBN: 978-1-4236-2202-4

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Nothing Says, -Shut up kid!- like a Board Book by: Tina Buell I love vacationing with my son; it's the getting there that frazzles my nerves! Reminiscent of The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, traveling with small children requires nerves of steel! Long flights are especially hard. Managing mood swings and temper tantrums while remaining seated has even me asking the flight attendant, -Are we there yet?- To avoid toddler apocalypse while in transit, I pack classic novels as a distraction. On our last trip to Nevada my preschooler read both Pride & Prejudice and Romeo & Juliet. Is my son a gifted? If eating boogers and spontaneously screaming the theme song to Fan Boy and Chum Chum is a sign of genius, then yes, yes he is. What do board books and classic novels have in common? A new series of books from BabyLit! BabyLit board books from Gibbs Smith brings classic writers like Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare to toddlers by creating oversized board books with bright colors and easy to understand words. Written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver, the BabyLit series brings literature alive for little ones. Some are counting primers, while others like Little Master Carroll: Alice In Wonderland simply share important words that sum up the story. Board books are a wonderful way to engage your child's interest while traveling; they keep small hands busy and give tiny mouths something to chew on. Nothing says, -Shut up kid!- like a board book. BabyLit board books are a must for every travel savvy parent's carry-on luggage and a surefire way to bring a smile to even the rudest flight attendant's face. Click here for more great books published by Gibbs Smith. A special thanks to Gibbs Smith for sending me a copy of Little Miss Austen: Pride & Prejudice and Little Master Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and was not required to express any particular point of view. Tina Buell is Trekaroo's Northern California Destination Specialist, single mom, and mother to a constant ray of SONshine.--Tina (04/24/2012)
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1,114 ratings
4.32 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (326)
3 13% (141)
2 3% (30)
1 1% (13)

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"...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." For full review, please visit me at Here Be Bookwyrms on Blogger! more
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