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A Christmas Carol: A BabyLit® Colors Primer (BabyLit Primers)

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  209 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Take a walk with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in Little Master Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A BabyLit Colors Primer. See old Jacob Marley shaking silver chains, gold stars shining around the Ghost of Christmas Past, and a red scarf keeping Tiny Tim warm. This bright retelling of a Christmas classic will scare any “bah, humbug” feelings away. ...more
Board Book, 22 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by GIbbs Smith
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Nov 20, 2012 Renee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I'm a 20 something with no kids but I think that this BabyLit book is absolutely adorable and I'm probably going to have to buy the rest of the series. A book that allows you to introduce classic literature to infants in a fun way like this is a must-have for anyone who has children. Did I mention it's also a colors primer? Yep, your kids can learn their colors with this book too. The illustrations are bright and cute and the book looks to be sturdy enough to hold up to whatever kids can throw a ...more
Apr 07, 2014 Maura rated it it was amazing
This book is based off the story A Christmas Carol. It has very little words in the story. The pictures help tell the story. This book is meant to expose children to book they can read when they get older. In this book, the pictures may not make since if you have never read the book or seen the movie, but it is just a way to expose children to the story A Christmas Carol. I love the pictures in this book. They are well designed. It looks like they were not colored but made out of different types ...more
Jessica Scott-Moore
Feb 03, 2016 Jessica Scott-Moore rated it it was amazing
Really wonderful series of books! Great way to introduce the classics to your little ones. I bought a set for my daughter and then two more for my sister in laws kids. They all love them and feel very grown up reading the same books as mom and dad lol I haven't the heart to tell them not quite but oh well every little girl should know who mr. Darcy is!
Nov 16, 2012 Erika rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, 2012
As Christmas is fast approaching, I am starting to see this book everywhere. Then I think...I want that book! And realise I already have it. I think that says a lot about a book when you already have a copy of it in your hands and still feel that sense of “Must Buy” in your gut.

This book is so...darling. That’s the only way I can describe it. Even though it has little ghosties and silver chains on some pages, the ones with the little happy dancing people and Christmas trees just make me all fuzz
Nov 16, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it
Full disclosure: I received a FirstReads copy for free through Goodreads from the publisher.

This was an interesting concept. This is a book to teach colors to toddlers, but instead of choosing obvious items (like an orange to describe the color orange, for example), the idea here is to teach colors using items in a well-known story (Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in this case), keeping the adult entertained while teaching the concept to the child. This made the book entertaining for the pe
Feb 23, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it
The kids really enjoyed this book. They know the story associated with this book though, so they are familiar with the characters in this book. They are 4 and 5 and still enjoy the simple board books that teach color.
Jun 23, 2015 Brittany rated it it was ok
I think this might be my least favorite BabyLit book so far (and I've read the majority of them). It's still good, but not as great as the others to me. Alistair would barely look at this one.
Cute - and way better than a book about "red apple, yellow banana, green grapes". This is a child's book I would encourage reading and buying.
All I can say is just keep these little gems coming. Love it, love it, love it!
Dec 31, 2014 Gloria rated it liked it
Underwhelming. Would be better with quotes from the original.
Apr 15, 2015 Kerrikoala rated it really liked it
Babylit? Whatevs. This book is so for adults.
Feb 24, 2014 Mckinley rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, board-bk, color
I think this series is really more for readers who have read the originals.
Drew Graham
Jun 16, 2015 Drew Graham rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
Christmastime is a colorful time of year, even (and especially!) for Ebenezer Scrooge.

This colors primer is one of my favorite BabyLit books yet. It gets SO much of the Dickens classic across in just a few pages, and with just the right choices of colors and characters. The art is fun and whimsical, but somehow consistent with the sometimes warm and sometimes somber tone of the original. It was also fun to have an element that carries across every page to point them out each time. God bless us,
This one is a colors primer. Not sure if a child would be able to pick out/learn colors from the washed out art work.
Dec 17, 2014 Alice rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
This series is silly! (Funny silly or ridiculous silly... you be the judge) They take classic and put it at a baby level. So A Christmas Carol becomes a book about color Black Hat Gold Star etc so it is really has nothing to do with the actual story...but I guess if you want to expose your 3 month old to the story... Here you go...just don't expect them to use this book for their High School Book Report
Aug 05, 2013 David rated it it was ok
I may be overly harsh in my review so I apologize in advance. The art is lovely and I would have rated the book higher if it was just about the pictures. The words, however, I find fault with. The entirety of the plot has been removed and the powerful tale of the redemption of Scrooge has been lost. It's like the whole book is happy fun times and there's no room for misery, poverty or cruelty.
Aug 16, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
I like this new set of "BabyLit" board books... which include such classics as Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, and A Christmas Carol. These books don't really tell a story... they're more concept books (123s, colors, etc.)that include favorite characters or ideas from the literature. They're fun for baby showers for book-loving parents.
Jennifer Hughes
Oct 22, 2014 Jennifer Hughes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gift-ideas
I love these BabyLit books, and this one is no exception! No, it's not really a retelling of the story, but it's an introduction to classics to those who think books are best for eating. (Yes, it is a cardboard book.) Colors and shapes are presented here, along with it being a primer of characters from the famous Dickens novel. Delightful!
Dec 27, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Another fun entry to the Babylit series. Perfect for the holidays with the added bonus of introducing colors. My one year old requested this to be read over and over last night.
Jan 27, 2016 April rated it really liked it
Cute as the rest of them...while she rolled through the words on the pages pretty easily, the benefit is to get to discuss the bigger story! Instilling the love of reading the classics...I love these BabyLit books!
Jan 25, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Year One Point Five Plus: Sure, these literary lines are bound to be a little familiar: "Bah, humbug!" "God bless us, every one!" But, according to our little one, these are a real hoot: "owl!" "who? who? who?"
Jan 24, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
A Christmas Carol: A BabyLit Colors Primer lacks in wording. I thought more explanation should be given to mirror A Christmas Carol. The illustrations are excellent, though.
Kristine Hansen
Dec 17, 2014 Kristine Hansen rated it really liked it
I'm giving this four stars because I love the series, and I love how they handle the books...but seriously? "Purple drink"?

*gives up and walks away shaking my head*
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Mar 02, 2013 Miss Pippi the Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, board-book, mpl
Adams shares a holiday book to introduce classic literature to babies! Colors and objects are highlighted by Christmas Carol characters.

Reviewed from a library copy.
Dec 11, 2012 Miri rated it really liked it
Barely recognizable as A Christmas Carol, since it is a book about colors for babies—but it is such a fun, fun idea. I love it.
Dec 12, 2012 Haylee rated it it was amazing
CUUUTTEE introduction to classic books that could potentially become favorites for little readers as they grow
Nov 06, 2012 Sasha rated it really liked it
The art in this book was worth 4 stars alone. It was just lovely to look at :-)
Jan 22, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
Bree and I really enjoyed this one. I love the BabyLit series!
Jan 03, 2014 Sam rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Super adorable.
Felicity Disco
Nov 05, 2013 Felicity Disco rated it really liked it
So cute!
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