Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jane Austen for Babies (Giveaway)

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Jane Austen has always been one of my favorite authors. I don't remember when I first picked up one of her novels, but by high school Pride and Prejudice was cemented as one of my most-beloved books. I've watched the P&P mini series at least 20 times and used part of the sound track to the 2006 version as my wedding march. The moment I found out Tessa was a girl, I knew I wanted to share my love of Jane Austen with her. (I wanted to name her Elizabeth or Elinor or Jane, but for some reason Ben didn't quite agree.)


My mom threw a book shower for Tessa, and one of the gifts was Baby Lit Books' Pride and Prejudice. I had no idea there were Jane Austen board books, and I was delighted! Since then we've also collected Sense & Sensibility and Emma, along with a few other classics. As a lover of classic literature, these have been perfect for my kids. They combine my love for old books with fun, colorful illustrations that Eli and Tessa really enjoy.


Tessa's current favorite is Emma which might be my favorite too. It combines feelings with colors for a really fun book. Tessa imitates the "sad" page and it's pretty adorable.


Of course, I'm already thinking about which ones to order next! My mom just bought Tessa Alice in Wonderland on Saturday. I think for Christmas I might get her Little Women (comes out Sept 6!) or The Secret Garden. And they aren't just for girls! Eli loves our copy of Moby Dick and I think Jungle Book might be next for him.


And now for the best part, a giveaway! I'll be giving away one copy of your choice: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, or Emma. Comment below with your favorite Baby Lit Book plus which of the three options you'd like to win.  Follow me on Instagram or share this post on Facebook for up to 2 additional entries (add an additional comment per entry). Giveaway ends August 25 at midnight MST. Open to US residents only. May the best reader win!


Congrats to Lavonn! An email has been sent! (Drawing done via Random.org.)



9 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE baby lit books! How fun that Eli and Tessa are in to them too! I love this so much! I don't have Emma yet!

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    1. Thanks! Pick your favorite to be entered to win!

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  3. My favorite would be Moby Dick. Even though I haven't read it myself yet I've heard enough about it to be fascinated. Somehow a new year begins and I still haven't read it. My top 3 would be Moby Dick, Pride & Prejudice, and Alice in Wonderland

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    1. Moby Dick is a fun one! My son likes to identify all the fish. :-)

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  4. Oh fun!!!! I saw this on a fb link. I have an obsession with these books!!! Haha. We have pride and prejudice. Soooo cute! But I'd love them ALL! I think I'd go with Emma next though, since that's like, the best story everrrr! Haha!
    Oh and following on insta! Precious family!

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    1. Thanks for following, and welcome! Emma is SUCH a good story. Every time I read the books with my kids I want to to go read the original books or watch the movies again!

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    2. You're our winner! Congrats! Send me an email at melanie.thedomesticengineer@gmail.com with your address!

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  5. We don't have any of these...yet! But we'd love Pride and Prejudice!

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