Children’s Book Giveaway: Romeo & Juliet BabyLit

As you know, I’m a fan of “Pride & Prejudice” from the BabyLit series. This English major’s heart couldn’t help but be captivated.

When I saw that a “Romeo & Juliet” board book had also come out, I wondered how the author might handle the delicate and depressing subject matter. I needn’t have worried.

romeo juliet babylit Childrens Book Giveaway: Romeo & Juliet BabyLit

The sturdy and delightful book counts from 1 to 10, alongside images inspired by Shakespeare’s famous novel (with no mention of the couple’s fateful death). Parents will appreciate the opportunity to be reacquainted with the melancholic characters, while little ones learn their numbers!

6 musicians Childrens Book Giveaway: Romeo & Juliet BabyLit

WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of “Romeo & Juliet” BabyLit, written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver! To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, March 19 at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!” or “Love it” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a US mailing address.

* Thanks to Gibbs Smith for providing two copies of the books – one for review and one for this giveaway. 

*UPDATE* The winner is #3 Terri F. Congratulations!

  • Becca

    Adorable! I love the musicians’ funky masks.

    • Stephanie

      The illustrations really are creative, aren’t they? Wait until you see the rest of the book. Also, I liked the pictures in Pride & Prejudice even better!

  • http://www.girlsinwhitedresses.wordpress.com Susan

    I saw this recently and was totally enchanted – as a lit lover, I would have LOVED a book like this when my girls were little (sigh). It would be the perfect intro to good lit for my niece. Thank you for more info and for the giveaway!

  • Terri F

    What a creative idea! I am looking for bold, yet simple board books to teach my daughter with special needs some fundamentals like numbers and letters. I bet she would really like the illustrations and colors in this book, and the numbers are big and bold. Thanks for introducing me to this book!

  • http://rockinmama.net Caryn B

    I love the concept of BabyLit. I saw your post come through so I had to check out the review : ) I’m not entering the contest but just wanted to say hi! : ) We love books so I’ll have to put both of them on my Amazon list

  • http://amountainbride.blogspot.com/ jes [a mountain bride]

    CUTE!! We just got Clara three of those Indestructables books…tear/drool/rip/bend proof paper books that are 100% washable. But….she doesn’t have a single counting book. Don’t know how that happened! I’d love to add this to her collection!

  • http://www.adamshome.blogspot.com erin a.

    I was skeptical about Romeo & Juliet, too. :) But once I ordered Pride & Predjudice I figured it out. These are so super cute! I would love to add this to our bookshelf!

  • Jennifer Bubolz-Miller

    love the concept. Remeber watching the movie in my freshman year of hs and the teacher asking us if we would be offended by nudity

  • http://www.jewelsntreasures.net Vanessa

    I would love to know exactly how they approached the sensitive issues as well?? The concept of it seems neat though and I also like the pictures!

    • Stephanie

      Essentially, each page just features a number and a picture of some aspect of the original novel (1 balcony, 2 loves, 3 people meet, 4 roses, 5 friends, etc). It’s very well-done…entertaining for adults, but innocent for little ears + eyes.

      • http://www.jewelsntreasures.net Vanessa

        Thanks for letting me know!! :)

  • Carol W

    What a cute book!

  • http://www.ayearwithmomanddad.com JulieK

    No need to enter me as I already have this book. Just wanted to say that YES, as an English teacher myself, I was delighted to discover this baby version – and also felt it was so well-handled for children. My son LOVES this book as well as the Pride & Prejudice one! :)

  • http://uneviechic.blogspot.com Kate

    I have looked at these books and thought they were brilliant, and made a note to pick some up later (we have a lot of books). They are creative and fun for book lovers!

  • http://www.mamanash.com Jenny @ mamanash.com

    These are adorable! I, too, am a classic lit fan. I hope my kids get into it as much as me when they get older. Best part? Almost all classic lit is FREE on my Kindle! Right now I’m re-reading Little Women.

    • Stephanie

      That’s a nice perk! How are you liking “Little Women”? I haven’t read that one since high school.

  • Sara

    I like “different” baby books! We have a dim sum board book (they also make a sushi one) that are such a nice change from the regular “baby” books!

  • http://www.quirkybookworm.com Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm

    I just bought my lil sis the P&P one for her baby due next week! :) I would love to win this one…I’d love the whole collection actually! :)

    • Stephanie

      We own all four. Pride & Prejudice is my favorite, followed by Romeo & Juliet. Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland are well-done too, but I’m not as drawn to those titles.

      I wonder what other books will come out in the series. I’m hoping for The Secret Garden, Emma, Anne of Green Gables, Great Expectations, and Little Women. How about you?

      • http://www.quirkybookworm.com Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm

        Little Women would be great! It’d be fun to see something a little darker too…Crime and Punishment? Moby Dick? :)

        • Stephanie

          Yes! Something by Dostoyevsky would be fantastic.”The Brothers Karamazov” perhaps?

          Also – I have yet to read “Moby Dick” (sheepish smile). Did you enjoy that book?

  • Sheila K.

    It’s never too early to be introduced to William Shakespeare—the greatest writer of all time!

  • tamar

    I think it’s so cool to make these plays more accessible to children. Very smart idea!

  • christina

    I adore the idea of Shakespeare at such a young age. To even begin to hear the famous title of Romeo and Juliette- what a fun idea. The illustrations also look delightful.

  • Diane Baum

    I love it-first saw the movie when I was young too.

  • Amy B

    Adorable! I bought the Pride and Prejudice for my daughter and we have so much fun sharing our love of classic literature with her! Her uncle is a high school lit teacher and even thought it was funny enough to take in and introduce a lesson with – we would love this!

    • Stephanie

      What a good idea! I bet high school students would get a kick out of these artistic renditions.

  • Breanne

    The illustrations looks super cute!

  • The Knapps

    I think these books are great! What a fun way to read a classic to my kid :)