Little Miss Austen, Board book Book
4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)


  • Format: Board book
  • Pages: 22 pages, Illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
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  • Category: Baby books
  • ISBN: 9781423622024

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I do not think that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies can top this charming and funny recasting of P&P as a counting book for kids.

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Cute little cardboard book that will introduce your toddler to the Classic Jane Austen.

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I'm in love with this series! The babylit books introduce classic works of literature to young children. The idea is just to acquaint children with the name and key ideas of the books, and find a toddler appropriate focus for each story. For example, this book teaches counting. The text is very simple. Each two-page spread introduces a number (from one to ten) and an element from the story, accompanied by a matching illustration on the following page. Five sisters, four marriage proposals, eight musicians, and so on. The illustrations are cute, with subdued colors and humorous compositions. For children, the book is interesting with its attractive pictures and count up to ten. For adults, the book is rife with clever nods to the original story, and is a fun read aloud to share with their children. When these kids grow up, they will have a basic familiarity with Pride and Prejudice hopefully will draw them to read the actual novel. This is a wonderful concept that is well executed.

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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

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Part of the BabyLit series, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver offer another classic novel in board book form in Little Miss Austen: Pride and Prejudice. Presented as a counting primer, the book cleverly incorporates many details of the original story’s setting, characters, and plot – from “1 English village” to “10 thousand pounds a year!” While its whimsically simple illustrations are more modern and kid-friendly, its flowery backgrounds and large, stylish text give a nod to the Edwardian elegance of the Bennet sisters and their gentlemen friends. Parents familiar with the real Pride and Prejudice and eager to share that literary love with their young ones will not only enjoy encouraging their counting skills, but also in pointing out other details in the illustrations and small, accompanying captions related to Jane Austen’s original work: “Which house is bigger, Longbourne or Pemberley? How did Darcy act nicely in the second proposal?” Of course, these snuck-in details may mean more to Austen-loving parents than Austen-novice children, but when it comes to the classics, it’s never too early to start, and this series will fill that opening for a quality introduction to timeless literature such as Romeo and Juliet, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Frankenstein, and more, in the nursery and in the children’s library.