Oh my goodness, people. A good friend gave Penny this book for her birthday, and it is the cutest little thing ever!
If you know me, you may know that I was a wee bit obsessed with Romeo & Juliet in middle school...and high school. Ok, and college too. I actually got the chance to perform Shakespeare on the Globe stage in London when I was in college. Cool. Very cool. OK, not cool. Whatever. Anyway, apparently it is never too young to pass on a love of Shakespeare to the next generation. This little book is not only adorable and highly cultured, but it is made from recycled paper. It was so meant to be. Fateful. Star-crossed. We love it. Ok, I love it. I won't let Penny play with it because she still eats books, and I want this one to last. But she loves it under supervision.
Just in case you're considering buying this book to prep for your high school English test, I'll warn you that it is a very simplified version of Romeo & Juliet. As in "1 balcony", "2 loves", "9 streets and bridges". There is no death, poison, suicide, poetry, or dueling here, so you may still want to consult the original. Or, ya know, at least the Cliff Notes version.
They also make baby board books of Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Love these BabyLit books. Thanks, Adria, for such an awesome little gift!
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