Weekly Wednesday Book Review: Romeo & Juliet

This counting primer introduces your little one to the world of Shakespeare. The book begins with Juliet standing out on her balcony and the number 1.

Love letters, roses, and kisses are all used to help your little one count as he/she turns the pages.  A couple of the infamous phrases are used in this book (“That which we call a rose”, and “Parting is such sweet sorrow”).

There are mixed reviews on this book due to the nature of what happens to the teenagers in Shakespeare’s original classic.  Believe me when I tell you this counting primer does not go into any gory details about the couple. The only story you find here is one of numbers and love.

The book’s colors pop and really draw your attention to the actual numbers (on the left side) and the artwork (on the right side). The images are large enough for your little one to point to and count from.

Oster’s favorite part of the book is the end. The last page is the number ten and there are ten hearts with birds in them. I always say, “10 kisses,” and kiss him 10 times as fast as I can. There are times when he just wants to read the last page of the book over and over again and that’s A-OK with me!

3 thoughts on “Weekly Wednesday Book Review: Romeo & Juliet

  1. oh my i just saw this recently and LOVED it! i almost walked out of the store with it. thanks for the review now i must really seriously consider buying it.

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