Treasure Island: A BabyLit Shapes Primer by Jennifer Adams

Board Books, Book Review
Treasure Island Babylit

Treasure Island BabylitTreasure Island: A BabyLit® Shapes Primer (BabyLit Books) by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver

Age range: 0-3

Series: BabyLit Books

Board book: 22 pages

Publisher: Gibbs Smith; Brdbk edition (August 1, 2015)

Source: from publisher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars






About Treasure Island: A BabyLit Shapes Primer:

Ahoy, me hearties! Join Jim Hawkins as he sails the open seas searching for treasure and learning shapes along the way in Treasure Island: A BabyLit Shapes Primer. Spy the OVAL of Long John Silver’s eye patch, the TRIANGLES in the sails of The Hispaniola, and the CROSS that marks the spot of lots o’treasure! But watch your back because dead men tell no tales.


Find the Book:

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About the Author:

JENNIFER ADAMS is the author of a dozen books including Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen and the popular Y is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent ABC Book for Grown-Ups. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah.


About the Artist:

ALISON OLIVER runs Sugar design studio. Alison’s design portfolio includes everything from logos to packaging and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, and Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in New York.


My Thoughts on Treasure Island: A BabyLit Shapes Primer:

This book uses characters and scenes from the original Treasure Island story to showcase different shapes. I love the illustrations and the concept behind the book. The pictures are fun and the pirate theme is always a hit with little ones. Some of the shapes are hard to find within the pictures, but other than that, it’s fun to read to a baby or toddler. Older toddlers will have an easier time finding the shapes. It is also a good exercise to let the child search for and pick out the shapes themselves. As I mentioned in my review for Emma, these books make fantastic baby shower gifts. You can’t go wrong with any of the books from the BabyLit series.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Other Books in the BabyLit Series:

Moby Dick BabylitThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn BabylitThe Jungle Book Babylit





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  • Reply
    Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind
    November 23, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I like how all the books have a different theme. Your right that this would be a hit for little ones because pirates are always fun to read about or imitate for kids. Lovely review (:

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      November 23, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      I like all the different themes too. Some of the books teach the same concepts (like shapes or colors), but present them in a different way. I really like this series.

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    Cheryl Carpinello
    November 24, 2015 at 1:54 am

    These books are new for me. Sounds like an intriguing way to teach concepts and introduce literature. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      November 24, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Really? They are so cute! I hope you get the chance to read some of them. My kids love them to pieces.

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    Iron Guy Carl
    November 24, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    What a great idea! Treasure Island is one of my favorites. This is a really creative way to teach concepts.

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    November 25, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I love these Baby Lit books. My sister decorated her new baby boy’s nursery with the Pirate theme so I think it’s a given that I must get him this book for Christmas. 😉

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      November 25, 2015 at 4:12 am

      Fantastic idea! I’m giving some of these books to family members for Christmas too. 🙂

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    Marjorie (MWD)
    November 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I hadn’t come across this series before. It’s in interesting way of introducing classics to very young children.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      November 30, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      They’re really cute books. My kids love them and I love the chance it gives me to talk about the original stories with them.

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