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Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer: Children's Book, Bedtime Stories, Picture Book
 
 

Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer: Children's Book, Bedtime Stories, Picture Book [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Adams , Alison Oliver
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Featured in the New York Times!

Part of a "Cool Mom Picks" Series

Simple and beautiful design

Vibrant, colorful images engage young readers while bold words introduce them to pieces of classic literature!


BabyLit is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1764 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (19 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FBS4L0G
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #363,957 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Perfect as a gift for the children of any Tigermums! Beautiful illustrations and such a cute idea, although some of the words are way beyond the natural capability of a child just leaning to read, it's more about the charm of using a classic novel as the frame of reference. Note that this is not a baby friendly version of the novel itself, its just a few relevant words paired together to teach opposites. Stick to the classic board books if you really want to encourage reading skills!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great little book 16 Nov 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
My daughter loves looking at this. Great pictures and colours. Introduces babys to the classics, great idea. Would recommend this to anyone who loves the classics themselves
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 Jun 2013
By MeHa
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Pages full of beautiful pictures, with opposites on every double page.
Lots of references to the story too - so we're looking forward to reading the original in a few year's time!
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  44 reviews
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1.0 out of 5 stars Totally inappropriate 28 April 2013
By Susan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
The idea of opposites is a good one and the illustrations are nice. BUT, in order to show the opposites of single and married, they show an unhappy single girl and contrast it to a big, beautiful wedding cake with a jubilant couple on top. The message is clear: single is sad and married is happy. I'm not willing to pass that Cinderella philosophy to a child of the 21st century. Single doesn't mean unwhole. Marriage doesn't mean whole, happily ever after, end of story. I like fantasy, but not when it's judgemental.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 2 Aug 2013
By Desilu - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I have several of the Baby Lit board books for my daughter and was very excited about the release of Sense and Sensibility. What was a good idea in theory was not very well executed. The opposites used were things that would be difficult to adequately illustrate on the page. For example "Quiet" showed a piano and "Noisy" showed a piano with several music notes around it. "New vs. old" showed two dresses that were very similar and we are supposed to understand that one is new and the other old. Don't even get me started on the fact that this baby book introduces "married vs. single".

The illustrations are unbelievably beautiful as all of her books are, but if you are looking for a Baby Lit book I would recommend Pride and Prejudice or Alice in Wonderland.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, not well executed 27 April 2013
By Elizabeth Robison - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I am quite fond of the BabyLit series in general. Most of all, I'm excited to introduce my baby to classic titles, authors, and themes. However, I expected something different from this book, which is subtitled "An Opposites Primer." Unfortunately, I think several of the opposites that are presented are hard to convey in a board book for children. For example, noisy vs. quiet, single vs. married, and hard vs. soft don't "come alive" for children very easily. Whereas I enjoy some humor for the adults reading the stories, I think there are a lot of other opposites that young children can comprehend and could have been included in the book. In this series, I prefer "Pride and Prejudice" and "Wuthering Heights."
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the bright colors and story references! 26 July 2013
By Summer Kinard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
We have a few of these BabyLit primers, including Sense & Sensibility. I like them because they give me a way to start training my children to love Jane Austen novels. These books are not as high contrast as the usual baby opposites book fare. Rather, they have enough subtlety to engage tots at slightly older ages, when they are learning to evaluate and express their emotions more. My daughter likes to ask me about the pictures in this book particularly, wanting to know why one gentleman is sad, for instance. I consider this book to be a sort of companion book to my literature campaign in our early childhood homeschool. My children like it, and I get to feel sneaky for planting the seeds of later book reading. Also, the graphics are just lovely.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical fare 2 Aug 2013
By M. Rice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I think these books are brilliant in concept and one or two of the pages is always clever but she also misses more than she hits.
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