The BabyLit board books by Jennifer Adams are so fantastic that I want to keep them all for myself. Whether you’re learning colors with Alice in Wonderland or counting with Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, or Romeo & Juliet (as seen in our Baby Shower Gift Guide), the books work on a lot of levels and will delight bookish babes of all ages.
The illustrations by Sugar’s Allison Oliver are spectacular, stylish, colorful, and flat out joyous, with a childlike wonder that makes it hard not to smile.
The Little Master Carroll version of Alice in Wonderland: A Colors Primer, just released, is likewise delightful, with playfully mod illustrations that feature all of my favorite characters. I will admit that it’s probably not the strongest book to actually teach a baby colors, as the caterpillar is labeled blue while he’s clearly teal and the orange Cheshire Cat against a melon-colored background is hard to see. But you know what? I’m obsessed with Alice and would totally buy it anyway, if only to add to my own collection.
Besides, pretty things on the book shelf are good for the soul.~Delilah