Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Kidlit Blog Hop #8 Babylit Review and a surprise at the end

Hi folks welcome to the Kidlit Blog Hop #8. 
When Renee asked me to Co-Host I was so delighted, but then I thought, oh dear, what am I gonna post. I am not at all skilled in reviewing books, I prefer to write them and then bite my fingernails waiting for someone to review them.........
So I decided to post about some books that my little Gigi loves. She is only 18 months old, so we aren't quite at the stage of having real reviews, but as soon as she is I promise you a succinct review of whatever title we are reading, Until then, you will have to put up with some gushing about some truly cute books.

For anyone who knows me well, I absolutely LOVE Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in any form, book, BBC adaption, Major motion picture with Mathew Mc Fadden, ha, hoom.... back to the books, so when my friends separately gave Gigi some of the Babylit books by Jennifer Addams and Alison Oliver, you can't help but fall in love with them immediately.

The author's have managed to summarise each of the stories into 10 pages as a counting primer. They are a hilarious take on the classics and I can't help but giggle every time I read them. Now there are some purists who say that the authors have totally lost the story plot, but personally I think they are so clever.

Gigi, absolutely loves them and they are our secret weapon to keeping her entertained in a cafe, as long as she has Chips and Pride and Prejudice she is happy.

And who wouldn't want the whole set, check these out, tooooo adorable.


You can find more about them at

That's it for my pearls of blog hop wisdom folks, but

 "Escape From The Forbidden Planet" my Middle Grade Science Fiction recently released is

Click on the link below to hop on over to Amazon to grab your free copy and check out my cover below. 
NB: Offer has now expired, reverted to list price of 0.99c

Now, off you hop below and enjoy. 

Welcome to the 8th Kid Lit Blog Hop. We had a very high number of links in the last Hop - 85! And, I'm proud to say that I visited each and every one of those links and tweeted something from each participating blog or author. I am also pleased to announce that we have a new permanent hostess: Katie from Youth Literature Reviews (our co-hostess from last week). Big, big welcome Katie! We are always seeking some co-hostesses, so don't be shy ... we'd love to have you! To remind everyone, we are back to our normal schedule in February (the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month). Enjoy the Hop!
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  1. Hi Julie,

    Those Babylit books are so adorable. What a great idea! I thought I had seen them before and that one of them was Jane Eyre. I had a mild heart attack when I saw that because Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time and I thought to myself, "How dare they!" lol

    Thanks for co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop with us this week. We are soooo excited that you are joining us. :)

    1. Oh shoot! I see Jane Eyre in your list now! lol

    2. Hi Renee
      Thanks you so much for giving me the opportunity to Co-host. It has been a wonderful week.
      I am thinking of you and hoping that someone got you some chicken soup.

      Catch up with you as soon as you are back on deck.
      Cheers Julie

  2. I love, love, LOVE the BabyLit series and I get so excited when anybody features them.
    Thanks for co-hosting the Hop with us this week, and I can't wait to read your book!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Katie. I am very excited that you are a permanent host. Looking forward to getting to know you more and reading your reviews and recommendations. Best wishes and I hope you enjoy the book. Cheers Julie

  3. Wow! I have never heard of the Baby Lit series, but it looks fantastic! I'll be searching for it soon! Thanks for stopping by my site earlier. I'm a new email subscriber, looking forward to what else you have to say!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Whitney and subscribing, that is awesome. Stay tuned for Feb as I will be announcing an awesome Middle Grade book compliation and Kindle Fire giveaway. Cheers Julie

  4. I told my family about your book. I have younger siblings, and I think they'll enjoy it!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Amy, and very kind of you to pass on my book. I hope you got a free copy, best wishes and looking forward to see you on the hop in the future. Cheers Julie

  5. I love the idea of those Baby Lit books. I think they are never too young to know the classics. Such a great gift idea, from the aunty who always buys books. :) I'm a huge Jane Austen and Bronte sisters fan, too.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Kate. I love the classics too, so my little Gigi will be exposed to them very early lol. I hope you enjoyed the kidlit blog hop and we hope to see you back again. Cheers Julie

  6. I have not heard of the Baby Lit books. Sounds like a wonderful way to introduce our wee ones to the classics. I like! Thanks! Following along on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    1. Hi Patricia. I just love your blog and I am so delighted you stopped by.
      The bablit books are adorable, I hope to get the whole set for Gigi. I hope to see you again on the kidlit blog hop, cheers Julie

  7. GAH! I have never seen those Babylit books! I want them all just for myself! Those are too cute. Thanks for hosting and for featuring these little gems. :)

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