Dr. Anna Iacovetta | The Children’s Book Review | November 30, 2018
What to Expect: Anne of Green Gables, concepts, colors, numbers, embroidery
The timeless classic of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery has now inspired the concept for a couple of unique board books for youngsters. Author Kelly Hill uses Anne as the main character as she introduces colors and numbers. Those familiar with the story will appreciate the subtleties of Kelly’s scene choices.
In Anne’s Colors, we read “pink cheeks” as childhood friend, Gilbert Blythe tugs at Anne’s braids. “Red cordial” shows us the infamous tea party where Anne and best friend Diana enjoyed a little too much. And of course, green for “green gables,” the farm where she called home. In Anne’s Numbers, readers count the clouds that Anne lays below and stares out while daydreaming. Anne is also found counting berries and flowers that she finds and collects around the farm as well.
Something that should not be forgotten with these books is the stunning illustrations created by Hill. The carefully sewn and embroidered scenes add not only depth, but an exceptional charm to these board books. The vibrant colors match well with Anne’s character and is sure to please the young readers as they are introduced to this well-known literary character.
Created by Kelly Hill
Publisher’s Synopsis: Artist Kelly Hill creates vignettes of the most recognizable scenes from Anne of Green Gables, including Anne and Diana’s first meeting, Gilbert pulling Anne’s hair, Anne’s puffed-sleeve dress and even Anne and Diana sharing raspberry cordial!
Ages 2+ | Publisher: Tundra Books | May 1, 2018 | ISBN: 978-0-7352-6284-3
Created by Kelly Hill
Publisher’s Synopsis: Walk along with Anne as she goes on a nature walk, counting trees, flowers, clouds and friends! The path Anne takes is based on the description of Anne’s walk to school in Anne of Green Gables.
Ages 2+ | Publisher: Tundra Books | May 1, 2018 | ISBN: 978-0-7352-6285-0
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