I have great grand daughter just turning 2. She relly likes books and her vocabulary is beyond the average of just turning 2. Are these books too old for her? I'm sure she will like them as she gets older. Please give your opinion.
Yes! They are wonderful books for young children. They will require fairly high attention spane for a two year old, but if she likes books and has a good vocabulary, then I'm sure she will be fine. Besides as you said she will grow into them(quickly too...they do that!), and even if you skip some pages, or shorten parts of the story and just look and talk about the pictures, these books are well worth it. The illustrations in Jan Brett's books are all stunning; bright and beautifully detailed with all kinds of borders and inset pictures to find and study. The are always full of animals and nature...things that children are naturally drawn to. Although some are available in board book, I would buy the hardcovers for her as keepsakes. These are books to enjoy with a grown up, when the moment is right for some quiet time in your favorite comfy chair. If I had to pick one to start with, I would say "The Mitten." Simple and sweet with great snowy woods creatures. But she is a prolific author, and covers many different animals and subjects, so look through and pick ones that may interest your granddaughter. You cannot go wrong. Books make fabulous gifts, and these are no exception.