My house is full of children, eight to be exact. Seven of my children love books. They will sit all day and read. We have more books than we do toys, and have since they were babies. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about BabyLit. BabyLit are books for babies and small children inspired by the classics. You can find books like The Secret Garden, Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, and Anna Karenina. Most of the books are board books , but they also have picture books and hardcovers. My children (and me and dad) love all of the classics so this was super exciting.
I chose Edgar Gets Ready for Bed, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” as the book I wanted to read. My first book the post office destroyed. I was so sad because you can not believe how awesome it looked. The gracious people at BabyLit not only replaced it but also sent me Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart, Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,”. Now that is awesome customer service. I had kids fighting over these books. From 16 years old down to my 2 year old and no I am not kidding. My kids think these are the coolest books they have ever seen and want to start a collection. I am "NOT" complaining.
Edgar Gets Ready for Bed is so funny. The book is all about how Edgar doesn't want to finish up dinnertime, clean up and bedtime. His answer to everything is NEVERMORE. He is very contrary and needs his mom to get him settled down. One of the reasons this book appeals to me is Edgar and my 2 year old Nikolas could be bosom buddies. They have the same grumpy attitude until the books come out at bedtime.
As you can see my 9 year old Thomas quickly latched onto Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart. Thomas is dyslexic so he struggles with reading. He is the only one of the 8 kids that doesn't love to read. As you can imagine I was thrilled to see him interested in a book. Both of these books are on the top of his favorite's list now. It also gave him a whole new understanding of his older sisters love for Edgar Allan Poe. In Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart, mischievous Edgar breaks a statue and you find out about the lesson that he learns.
I have not been as impressed with a children's book in a very long time. These are both wonderful books filled with stories from the classics they are based upon. They instill a love of learning from the youngest baby to even us grown adults. They illustrations are beautiful and not in the least bit overwhelming. I can not wait to get my hands on each and every one. The next one's on our list are Don Quixote and Dracula.
BabyLit also offers, Playsets, Totes, Buttons and little Characters based on the BabyLit Books. How would you like the chance to give a BabyLit book to your family? BabyLit has graciously offered to give one away to one of my readers. Good Luck!