Delightfully illustrated by Alison Oliver and conceived by Jennifer Adams, Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre features characters and objects from the beloved classic in the form of a counting primer.
We’re presented with 1 Governess, 2 Trunks, 3 Candles, 4 Towers (Thornfield Hall!), 5 Trees, 6 Chalkboards, 7 Insects, 8 Drawings (Adele! Mr. Rochester!), 9 Pears and 10 Books.
Admittedly, I haven’t read Jane Eyre since Junior High, but it doesn’t take a Janeite to realize that calling this book BabyLit is more than a stretch (and an insult to literary types, really).
If you’d like to introduce literature to toddlers in the most basic of forms (a few characters, general setting and a classic book title), then you very well may enjoy the BabyLit Jane Eyre Counting Primer. I can see how it might be a big hit at an upscale baby shower (or among intellectual wannabes).
But if you’re looking for a basic re-telling of Jane Eyre to pass on to little ones, I think you will be greatly disappointed.
-- Janet Boyer, Amazon Hall of Fame/Vine Reviewer, author of Back in Time Tarot,Tarot in Reverse (Schiffer 2012) and the Snowland Tarot (Schiffer 2013). Featured in Tales of the Revolution: True Stories of People Who Are Poking the Box and Making a Difference (A Domino Project eBook edited by Seth Godin)