Filled with interactive wheels and pull-tabs and lavishly illustrated, Lit for Little Hands: Pride and Prejudice is an unprecedented kid’s introduction to Jane Austen’s beloved classic novel. Unlike many board books that tackle the classics, Lit for Little Hands tells the actual story in simple, engaging prose. Goregous pastoral illustrations transport the reader to the fields and estates of Lizzy’s England, while tons of interactive elements invite kids to spin the dancers at the ball, care for Jane, open a shocking letter, and more! Austen fans will be delighted by the book’s attention to detail and clever use of original dialog. And the book’s use of super-sturdy board means everyone can enjoy this tale of wit and romance over . . . and over . . . and over again!
I’m totally biased because I’m quite an avid Jane Austen fan (Pride and Prejudice in particular!) but I love this book. There are tons of interesting interactive features that give little hands things to do while I read, which is important because there’s quite a bit of text per page, particularly if you read the excerpts. I love that there are actual quotes for the book! All that being said, it’s not one of my toddler’s favorites, just one of mine.
This is the perfect board book for you if you’re a Jane Austen lover! So fun that it has quotes, and the illustrations are cute and a pretty great resemblance to the cast in the Keira Knightley version. I think it covered pretty well the plot and had a lot of fun details and interactive abilities. I’m not sure that this would be the most popular choice for little ones, though they might love it for all of the interactive parts, but I think adults will enjoy reading this to their little ones as it has more dialogue for them. :)
Brooke earned a BA in English and editing from Brigham Young University. In addition to managing the editorial production at Familius, Brooke is also a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, teaching several classes a week. The oldest of seven children and a believer in the importance of family, Brooke is proud to be a part of the Familius family and a proponent of its mission. She currently lives in Utah with her husband, Tyler, and their adorable cat, Sadie.
David grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He attended Brigham Young University where he pursued a degree in Business Management. But through all the classes on cash flows and price elasticities, David was still in love with art. He worked several years as a graphic designer and published his first children’s book at age 19. David also took two years off school to serve a church mission to Thailand, which was probably the most formative experience of his life.
David graduated in business from BYU in 2013 and joined Familius as a partner. He works as Creative Director and also oversees all digital initiatives for the company. He lives in California with his wife and son.