Little Master Conan Doyle : Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles Board book
Part of the BabyLit series
- Format: Board book
- Pages: 22 pages, Full Colour Illustrations Throughout
- Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
- Publication Date: 01/09/2013
- Category: Baby books
- ISBN: 9781423634119
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Review by nmhale
Oh fun! A new Babylit book with a topic that hasn't been covered before. This one teaches sounds, and is based on the classic whodunit Hounds of the Baskervilles. As I have come to expect from the Babylit series, the illustrations are cute and quirky, match the style of the source material, and perfectly convey the theme of the book. The text is minimal in this board book. Each two page spread focuses on a sound, presented in different fonts that capture the meaning of the word, and pairs the sound with a noun. For example, the reader learns that a fire crackles and wheels clatter. The words are superimposed on the pictures, which are in dark blues and browns or vivid reds splashed against black, colors that are evocative of mystery stories. Towards the end of the book, we see Holmes and Watson cozily conversing in front of a fire. The book feels different in subject and pictures from earlier classic adaptations in the series, and it is based on one my favorite fictional detectives. Another winner for our early reader library. Oh, let's be honest - even if I didn't have children, I would still be buying these books. They are that cute and clever.
Review by Jcambridge
I love the entire series of classics for preschoolers and early readers as much as my 2-year-old granddaughter -- If you have kids or grandkids, these are a great addition to your home library and will get children interested in the classics from an early age. Each has a different educational element to it:Little Miss Austen: Pride and Prejudice is a counting primer Sense and Sensibility is a an opposites primerLittle Miss Bronte: Wuthering Heights is a weather primerLittle Master Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles is a sounds primerLittle Master Kipling The Jungle Book is an animals primerLittle Master Carroll Alice in Wonderland a colors primer