~I received a copy of Edgar Gets Ready for Bed by Jennifer Adams for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favorite authors and poets. If not for him, a world of inspired storytellers and creative artists would have ceased to be. However, I would have never thought that Edgar Allen Poe’s writing could be translated to early readers. That is, until Jennifer Adams set her imagination and genius to it. I had showcased her Jane Eyre Counting Primer book some time ago here and how much my niece adored it; so I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to share my favorite – Edgar Get’s Ready For Bed.
In this story, Edgar is the Raven full of mischievousness and disobedience. No matter what his Mom tries to get him to do, he doesn’t want anything to do with it and keeps shouting NEVERMORE! Until it comes time for bed. The story is cute and the illustrations by Ron Stucki are beautiful; the darker hues reminiscent of the inspired classic.
The story not only teaches children about stubbornness, but also introduce toddlers to the world of classical literature. Most of the Baby Lit books I’ve seen have been board books, so it was a pleasant surprise to see a large formatted book with 32 pages and makes a wonderful bedtime story.
Jennifer Adams also has created another in the Edgar series called Edgar The Tattle-Tale Heart, where after an accident with a table lamp he is worried his sister Lenore will tattle on him. I can’t wait to see if there are any more coming!
You can check out other titles by Jennifer Adams at Baby Lit. There are also Playsets, Totes, Buttons and more to bring all the masters alive in the hearts of the next generation.