Batman and Bane will punch literacy into preschoolers' brains

Christopher Nolan's Batman movies have offered grim and mature take on the Dark Knight. But at least one set of The Dark Knight Rises tie-ins aren't aimed at the older, violence-consuming crowd. Instead, they're aimed at children who are just learning to read.

A full month and a half before Nolan's final bat-film hits the theaters, HaperCollins will release a series of Dark Knights Rises books aimed at younger readers. Preschoolers on up will get to read the action-packed adventures of Batman as he battles Catwoman and Bane.

Granted, it's a movie tie-in (for a possibly violent movie), but if it's done well, it could be a pretty brilliant one. Little kids already know Batman is awesome, and if that gets them reading, more power to HarperCollins. I know I've handed the occasional vocab-enriched manga to a kid to help them learn new words quickly. It could also be a nice diversion for younger ones who aren't quite ready to handle the big-screen bat. I just can't help but wonder if they'll address Bane's pharmacological indulgences.

[via DC Women Kicking Ass]

Batman and Bane will punch literacy into preschoolers' brainsS

Batman and Bane will punch literacy into preschoolers' brainsS

Batman and Bane will punch literacy into preschoolers' brainsS

Batman and Bane will punch literacy into preschoolers' brains