TITLE: Anne of Green Gables

AUTHOR: Stephanie Clarkson

Rating: ★★★★

ILLUSTRATOR: Annabel Tempest


PUBLISHER: Gibbs Smith


GENRE(S): Board Book

Anne of Green Gables by Stephanie Clarkson - The Contented ReaderBabyLit Storybooks are a great way to introduce young readers to the classics, with easy to read storylines and bright illustrations. They are part of the bestselling BabyLit series, which provides a literary education for your brilliant children.

In Anne of Green Gables, preschoolers get to know the beloved redheaded orphan Anne Shirley, who is sent to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert in Avonlea. Tag along with Anne on her adventures with her best friend Diana and classmate Gilbert as they explore Prince Edward Island. Easy-to-follow, engaging text combined with original quotes and beautiful artwork create a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond. Part of the BabyLit(R) Storybook Series.


Anne of Green Gables is such a classic novel, it’s great to see it in different forms.

This board book is absolutely adorable! It’s the perfect book for family reading nights or early readers. Similar to other board books, it’s the perfect size for tiny little hands to get involved in reading and help turn the pages.

This version does a good job of condensing the original Anne of Green Gables story. Readers get a great sense of the original story, without the length. This makes it the perfect start before introducing early readers to the classic novel.

The illustrations in this board book are super cute. They’re incredibly modern, which gives this board book a unique twist. The colours are super vibrant and the facial expressions are absolutely adorable. I just love the way the illustrator depicts these scenes.

The other aspect I really enjoyed is the inclusion of quotes from the original story. Clarkson does a great job of including these classic lines into a condensed version of the story. I think it is a great touch!

Overall, I think this is a cute version of the story. It’s perfect for bedtime stories or teachers introducing students to new stories!

For Anne Shirley, Green Gables would always be home.

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About The Author

Stephanie Clarkson Author Photo - The Contented ReaderWriter Stephanie Clarkson lives in leafy Surrey, England, with her husband, two young daughters, and a very hairy hound named Bob. Her ambition in life is to invent and patent an anti-mud device for dogs like Bob, who like hanging out in dirty puddles. Steph began her writing career as a journalist at Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, and she continues to write for the British press while dreaming up stories for children about strong-minded princesses and tech-obsessed owls.

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Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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