Book Review: Alice in Wonderland

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We recently finishing the original ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll and the kids loved it! This is one where Disney has not gotten to them first as they’ve never seen the movie so I was curious to see how it’d appeal them…and let’s just say that the absurdity of the writing shines through on its own and even though sometimes the conversation between the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and the Hare left our minds spinning (hmmm, a bit like teacups…wink) we all enjoyed this raucous ride.

And the ending was surprisingly sentimental (to me). Reminded me of Peter Pan with its acknowledgment of the bittersweetness of childhood coming to its end.

This illustrated version by @annariflebond was perfect as it kept everyone engaged-even the 3.5 year old hung around for this reason! I’d recommend it as a good read aloud for ages 5 & up (but don’t stress if you have younger ones-they’ll stick it out if not just to hear you roar like the Queen for the umpteenth time that someone’s head is about to come off).

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a deluxe oversized hardcover edition, illustrated in full color by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

Publisher: Puffin Books; Anv edition (October 27, 2015)

Available from Amazon

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Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

An avid reader, Natalie offers her perspective on her favorite adult and children's reads over at @livingbythepagewithnatalie on Instagram.Professionally, she is the CEO of Saltar Consulting.
Prior to that she has served as a Team Leader at Chatham Financial Europe in the UK, the Associate Director of the International Center & Admissions at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the NGO and Policy Coordination Officer at the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and a consultant for the Corporate Executive Board.

She holds a Bachelors in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and a Masters in International Relations from the LSE. She is also an accredited practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) as well as a certified CultureActive® cross-cultural trainer. Further, she serves as a guest writer for the Huffington Post.

A truly global citizen, Natalie is Argentine-American and has worked, studied and volunteered in over 35 countries. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband and three children.
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