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This review is from: Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit Counting Primer (BabyLit Books) (Board book)
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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Initial post: Jan 16, 2012 12:54:36 PM PST
LOL - funny review! Thanks for bringing a smile to my Monday!
Posted on Jan 17, 2012 10:19:40 AM PST
Tara Danielle says:
Love this review. :)
Posted on Feb 5, 2012 8:01:18 AM PST
William Northcutt says:
My first thought was why would you make a baby book inspired by one of Shakespeare's tragedies... Marjorie's response makes it all clear... I wonder which classic will be next in the series... perhaps "War and Peace"...
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 3:43:11 PM PST
J. Matthews says:
oh my gosh, I laughed til i cried reading your review. Granted, I'm really tired, but thanks for the smile.
Posted on Mar 10, 2012 2:04:58 AM PST
lmao - very droll...but i don't think i will follow your recommendation to buy the book, regardless. ;-)
Posted on Mar 17, 2012 8:18:14 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
You got a good laugh out of me on that!
Posted on Jul 22, 2013 11:19:17 AM PDT
Some people want to buy these books because the story means something to the PARENT, not because it's going to enrich the mind of a book-eater. As a parent, I'm just grateful for something to think about while spending hours with a baby every day. The pictures, the subtext, those are really for the parent. What's wrong with wanting something complex to think about while reading to baby, even if the complexity is merely suggested or referential?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2013 12:50:35 PM PST
Eric Smith says:
I agree, Liz. In fact, I think entertaining the mother is MORE important than shoving the word "one" down the baby's throat with an entire page dedicated to it. Guess what, the baby's gonna learn it's numbers. It just will. May as well give the mother some much-needed literary reference or thought-provoking material.
having said that: you should have known what you were in for. There are preview pages on the books. This isn't a sum-up of R&J, this is a "Number Primer" for babies.
I'm tired of reading all of these negative reviews about how it's just one word and the story isn't perfectly summed up by 5 one-word pages. WRITE YOUR OWN DAMN BOOKS if you think you can do so much better.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2013 12:55:32 PM PST
Rebecca of Sunnybrook says:
You sound like you need a hug.
Posted on Mar 14, 2014 12:58:04 PM PDT
DeAnna Julie Dodson says:
Actually, Romeo and Juliet were married before they spent their one night together, but your review was funny anyway. :)