A marvelous idea with charming illustrations, Alice in Wonderland is a flexible board book featuring a white rabbit, black shoes, a purple bottle, an orange cat, a blue caterpillar, a brown hat, pink flamingos, red hearts, a green frog and a yellow teapot.
Except…the blue caterpillar isn’t blue. He’s teal…which looks greenish.
This is obviously a big problem, because, after all, Alice in Wonderland is a color primer.
I have another Baby Lit Book, Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre, and its cover is blue. True blue. And believe me, when compared to the green caterpillar and green font that says “blue”…well, there’s a huge difference.
I would have loved to have highly recommended this book; the bottles and the Queen of Hearts actually put a smile on my face.
But as a color primer, I’m afraid I have to advise passing on the Alice in Wonderland BabyLit book…unless you’d like to explain to your confused toddler why “blue” isn’t really “blue”.
-- 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)