Baby Lit Classic Board books
I bought the collection and gave them out to every child I know under the age of 2. So far, babies and adults alike are having a great time with these.
Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver have created a series of books which not only introduce babies and toddlers to classic literature, they also teach the basics. Moby Dick is filled with ocean creatures and terms.
Sense and Sensibility is an opposites primer. It introduces babies to the Dashwood sisters and their suitors. Marianne and Elinor, Colonel Brandon, and poor Willoughby are all accounted for here.
The books certainly don't try to teach the story, but for adults sharing them with kids, you get to revisit favorite characters all while teaching important concepts.
Pride and Prejudice teaches counting. The illustrations are beautiful, the empire gowns, the dashing gentlemen, the houses, the balls, so much fun for the person who gets to read these to small children.
Also in the set I ordered, were Alice in Wonderland and Jabberwocky, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina and A Christmas Carol.
The series is great. The illustrations are beautiful and the way they take the characters and settings of the original stories and use them to teach basic concepts is handled deftly.