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Two BabyLit Books: The Secret Garden and Don Quixote

September 11, 2015

I’ve been a fan of Jennifer AdamsBabyLit books for a while so I was thrilled when The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer and Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer showed up in my mailbox.  BabyLit books are wonderful picture books influenced by classic literature.  These two board books have terrific illustrations by Alison Oliver intended for the youngest readers.

The Secret GardenThe Secret Garden features a bright, colorful picture of a flower on one page with one sentence of text inspired by the book’s namesake on the opposite page. Children are sure to be drawn to the pictures and will learn about flowers and colors as they enjoy this visually appealing book. I adored this book and think it would make a wonderful addition to any board book library

Don QuixoteDon Quixote introduces youngsters to Spanish words inspired by the classic book of the same name. It’s full of fabulous, colorful illustrations that will appeal to little ones. Each page spread features the same picture, with one being labeled in English and the other in Spanish.  I thought this was a fun way to introduce a new language to young readers. Be sure to check out the pronunciation guide on the back of the book.

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Gibbs Smith. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2015 4:20 am

    Young would be roughly what age for children for these books?

  2. September 11, 2015 7:30 am

    The Secret Garden is going on my gift list!

  3. September 11, 2015 8:35 am

    I loved the original Secret Garden when I was younger and the kid version looks adorable! Adding to my Xmas list for my daughter (she’s 2)!

  4. September 11, 2015 11:43 am

    I’ve never read The Secret Garden, but have read A Year In The Secret Garden and loved it. This sounds like a great gift for kids.

    Don Quixote would also be great for kids. I think everyone should learn a second language, and Spanish is spoken by many people in the U.S.

  5. bookingmama permalink
    September 11, 2015 1:12 pm

    Love these! And the illustrations are beautiful!

  6. September 11, 2015 4:34 pm

    I still haven’t gotten these!

  7. September 11, 2015 11:41 pm

    I really like the illustrations – especially for the Secret Garden.

  8. Patty permalink
    September 12, 2015 2:55 pm

    What beautiful books!

  9. September 12, 2015 9:42 pm

    I love the covers of both these books!

  10. September 13, 2015 9:48 am

    I need to get my hands on these books. I love the idea of introducing these classics as picture books.

  11. September 13, 2015 2:00 pm

    Both of these seem perfect for young readers! Lovely post!

  12. September 22, 2015 7:37 pm

    I tried a few of these when Gage was younger but he never really got interested. I think adults like them better than kids 🙂

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