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BabyLit Classic Board Books + A Giveaway of the Series -CLOSED-

I've written before about how much I love the BabyLit Classic board book series by Jennifer Adams. They are Gigi's favorite books, and they are among my favorite gifts to give kids. There's something truly wonderful about hearing Gigi talk about the Mad Hatter, Darcy, Romeo, and Governesses. She had Pride and Prejudice (my favorite), Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, and Jane Eyre. The illustrations, by Alison Oliver, are whimsical, bold and bright, and she has loved them.

So, you can imagine my excitement to discover that Jennifer had written more wonderful books! She sent the new ones right over for Gigi to enjoy. The new books are Moby Dick, Sense and Sensibility, and Wuthering Heights! They contain fun quotes from the stories, help teach about opposites, and weather. Gigi hasn't put them down for the past two weeks. 

Jennifer is generously offering to give away an entire set of the books (see details at the end of the post)!

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 I am so intrigued by these books, and just love them. I asked Jennifer a few questions...

Q: I absolutely love every classic novel you’ve adapted into these children’s books and it’s obvious you love them too. What inspired you to do this series?

A: I do love the classics! I first wrote a book called Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen. It's a book about what famous writers had to say about Austen--those who love her and those who don't. Then I wrote Y is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent ABC Book for Grown-ups, which is a playful take on Shakespeare's plays and characters. Those two books spurred a discussion with my editor of what else we could do with Austen and Shakespeare, and classics for babies grew out of that.

Q. Are there plans for even more BabyLit Board Books? What other books do you dream about adapting?

A. Yes! We have more BabyLit board books in the works. This fall we are releasing Sherlock Holmes (a sounds primer), Jabberwocky (a nonsense primer), and Anna Karenina (a fashion primer).

Q. What does it feel like to know that little kids, like my daughter, know and ask for Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, etc. at bed time, and that they’re sharing these well loved stories with their parents who love and enjoy them too?

A. I have to say that is my very favorite thing about authoring the BabyLit books. One mom wrote and said how happy it makes her to hear her little daughter say "Pemberley." One of my best friend's little girls just spent an elaborate amount of time telling me that Colonel Brandon is sad because his girlfriend won't marry him. I love the fact that when these adorable little people grow up and it's time to read the real classics, rather than being daunted or overwhelmed, they will turn to them as old friends.

Jennifer also offered up a fantastic giveaway for you all! She's giving away the WHOLE set of BabyLit board books. That includes 9 books: Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Romeo and Juliet!

To enter the giveaway, like the BabyLit Facebook page and leave a comment below! I'll choose a winner at random next Wednesday! Good luck!

The winner is Jessica MG!

Thanks so much to everyone for entering! What a great giveaway. I loved reading all of your comments and thoughts on these fantastic books!

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Sometimes Sweet: Literate and Stylish

Today I'm over at Danielle's blog, Sometimes Sweet, participating in her Literate and Stylish series. Head over to read all about my favorite book! Thanks for having me, Danielle!

p.s. Thanks for your feedback on my "Simplify" thoughts yesterday. I am so appreciative of your input and support.

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Classic Board Books - Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet

Just before we left for LA, I found these classic board books at our local book store. They had been tricky to track down so, as soon as I saw them, I snapped them up. They have quickly become Gigi's favorite "booooo"s. She loves to look at them and can frequently be found with them all in a row, flipping through the colorful pages. I love all of them, though I have to admit, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite... afterall one of Gigi's middle names is Bennet! I have read all these classics many times over, so it's wonderful to get to begin sharing them with her.

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Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet. They're all wonderfully illustrated and contain classic quotes from the original stories.

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My Work Here is Done

After nearly five years of being Poppy's nanny I am stepping down from my post.  Her mom starts maternity leave today and I am offcially no longer Poppy's main childcare.  I am starting to feel okay about it.  I picked her up from school today and we spent the afternoon curled up on the couch reading Just Being Audrey.  In the past month we have watched Funny Face and Roman Holiday together.  She loved them both and walks around singing How To Be Lovely and Funny Face.  "You've got a lot of personality for me..."  I just love it.  She is so intruiged by Ms. Hepburn.  I am an avid Audrey lover.  I've read several of her biographies and Breakfast at Tiffany's got me through some really rough times.  Her grace, style and passion are an obvious inspiration.  Getting to share the "Audrey Experience" with Poppy was really special for me.  We've made plans to have an Audrey night and paint our nails, bake cookies, eat too much popcorn and watch Sabrina very soon.  With her love of all things Audrey ensured, my job is officially done.  It's been five wonderful years and I can't wait to see how our relationship developes into something new and marvelous.

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