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Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit Counting Primer Board book – August 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 3 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 1
  • Series: Baby Lit
  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423622057
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423622055
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nothing Says, “Shut up kid!” like a Board Book by: Tina Buell I love vacationing with my son; it’s the getting there that frazzles my nerves! Reminiscent of The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, traveling with small children requires nerves of steel! Long flights are especially hard. Managing mood swings and temper tantrums while remaining seated has even me asking the flight attendant, “Are we there yet?” To avoid toddler apocalypse while in transit, I pack classic novels as a distraction. On our last trip to Nevada my preschooler read both Pride & Prejudice and Romeo & Juliet. Is my son a gifted? If eating boogers and spontaneously screaming the theme song to Fan Boy and Chum Chum is a sign of genius, then yes, yes he is. What do board books and classic novels have in common? A new series of books from BabyLit! BabyLit board books from Gibbs Smith brings classic writers like Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare to toddlers by creating oversized board books with bright colors and easy to understand words. Written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver, the BabyLit series brings literature alive for little ones. Some are counting primers, while others like Little Master Carroll: Alice In Wonderland simply share important words that sum up the story. Board books are a wonderful way to engage your child’s interest while traveling; they keep small hands busy and give tiny mouths something to chew on. Nothing says, “Shut up kid!” like a board book. BabyLit board books are a must for every travel savvy parent's carry-on luggage and a surefire way to bring a smile to even the rudest flight attendant’s face. Click here for more great books published by Gibbs Smith. A special thanks to Gibbs Smith for sending me a copy of Little Miss Austen: Pride & Prejudice and Little Master Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and was not required to express any particular point of view. Tina Buell is Trekaroo’s Northern California Destination Specialist, single mom, and mother to a constant ray of SONshine. (Tina Buell Trekaroo.com 2012-04-24)

From the Back Cover

For Ron—J.A.

For Louanne—A.O.

Text © 2011 Jennifer Adams

Illustrations © 2011 Alison Oliver

BabyLit™ is a registered trademark of Gibbs Smith, Publisher

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without written permission from the publisher, except brief portions quoted for purpose of review.

Designed by Alison Oliver

Printed and bound in Heshan, China by Leo Paper

Manufactured in Heshan, China in May 2011

by Leo Paper Products, Ltd.

Gibbs Smith books are printed on either recycled, 100% post-consumer waste, FSC-certified papers or on paper produced from sustainable PEFC-certified forest/controlled wood source. Learn more at www.pefc.org.

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Gibbs Smith

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Layton, Utah 84041

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www.gibbs-smith.com

Library of Congress Control Number: 2011922205

ISBN: 978-1-4236-2205-5

First Edition

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BabyLit™ is a fashionable way to introduce your child to the world of classic literature. Visit BabyLit.com for more information.


More About the Author

Jennifer Adams is a writer and editor living in Salt Lake City. She graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle and currently works as senior editor for Gibbs Smith, Publisher. She works weekends at her local independent bookstore, The King's English, to feed her book habit.

Customer Reviews

The pictures are simple, Colorful & very nicely done.
Rebekah J. Montcalmo
I totally recommend this book for anyone who wants to introduce their little one to classic design, art and literature.
Darcy Richards
I think our little one will enjoy this book even more the older she gets!
V. Jen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By HaLDeR on April 18, 2012
Format: Board book
I do love the concept of this board book for babies, but I feel the author didn't really think it through very carefully...or doesn't know the play very well. Of course everyone will have different opinions on what text should be written for each number, but how could she miss on the number "2"? The first two words of the entire play..."Two households"...has got to be a given! Instead, Adams writes "2 loves." I beg to differ here, too. Surely Romeo and Juliet share ONE love! For the number "5"...to have written "5 friends" (fair enough) but in the picture are Tybalt and Mercutio??! Are you kidding me? These are not friends! I hope Adams continues to make board books for more of Shakespeare's plays...but I hope she does her homework first.
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148 of 177 people found the following review helpful By marjorie ingall on December 8, 2011
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I do not understand why they changed the ending. Shakespeare's version, involving teens poisoning and stabbing themselves, is an excellent cautionary tale for babies about the consequences of premarital sex. What a missed opportunity.

Also, this book would be better with zombies.

That said, the art is super-cute. Babies will enjoy chewing on this while their parents congratulate themselves for being literary and giving their spawn a leg up in the competitive world of 2029 college admissions.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Reader Girl on July 24, 2012
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This board book is super cute for the sheer fact that someone has turned R&J into a children's board book. The art is very pretty, but I was definitely hoping for a little more on the inside. I agree with the people who said the number 2 should be for 2 households and I agree that the 5 friends are not all friends! But my 16 month has no idea about Shakespeare and she's happy to throw the book at our cats. She also enjoys reading it upside down, so go figure. I'm happy because the book is cute and she's happy because she has a new book. I ordered Pride and Prejudice so we'll see how that one turns out!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. VanderHart on September 30, 2013
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I can't disagree with those that found the pictures charming, the art is bright and eye catching. The problem with this book is that there is no age group for which it is entirely appropriate. The theme, counting, and the media, a board book, suggest that it's for infants and toddlers, but the items to be counted often require an understanding of concepts that isn't present in young children. 1 Balcony? OK, toddlers don't know what a balcony is and looking at the picture, which is cute and bright but abstract in design, won't help them at all with the concept. Some of the numbers are fine, 6 musicians, easy enough, 7 masks, great. But 8 love letters? It's just a drawing of eight letters all with small writing on them, not fun to look at, boring to count, and babies aren't interested in reading love letters. The worst is 9 roads and bridges. Combining two different things to count, drawn in a way that makes it difficult to tell that there are actually nine items, one road is broken into pieces that make it seem like ten, and the page is littered with other large pictures that are more fun to look at then roads or bridges, but aren't meant to be counted. The idea is cute, the pictures are pretty, but the whole book, and from what I can tell the others in the series as well, is poorly executed. By the time a child is old enough to figure out what it is they are counting, they should be able to count well past 10.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cassie on January 9, 2013
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I realize that this is a children's book and only meant to teach counting, but I couldn't help noticing a major inaccuracy that I (as a Language Arts teacher) do not really want my child to grow up thinking because she may be a bit confused when she actually reads the play. I am referring to the page that speaks of friends and labels most of the men from the play as "friends". When I read this page (to my 6 month old daughter mind you), I found myself saying (imagine the reading voice for a young child here while pointing) "But they aren't really friends because he kills him, and he kills him, and he kills him". Otherwise, I LOVE the book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By moc524 on January 4, 2014
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I thought it would have a little bit of the story here but there's nothing at all, just counting. Probably ok for very young babies to learn their numbers but for any kids who already can count 1-10 it's not a great purchase...saving this for my newborn and will just read my two year old the actual story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. Scalabrino on January 27, 2014
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Our 22 month old daughter loves this book, and so do we. Alison Oliver's illustrations are retro-inspired, simple and colorful. Adults and children are sure to appreciate the quality here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KristinaTBA on April 22, 2013
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Tired of giving the same old boring baby shower gifts? Then look no further than these BabyLit books by Jennifer Adams. They feature titles that the child will have to read someday but use the stories to teach things like counting, opposites, and colors to children. They are beautiful board books that will enrich the minds of children while delighting their parents at the same time.
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